Deep Vein Thrombosis Treatment in Mesa, AZ
What is Deep Vein Thrombosis?
Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot in a deep vein, usually in the legs.
This condition is serious because blood clots can loosen and lodge in the lungs. They can interfere with the way blood normally flows up from the legs to the heart. This type of blood clot is often abbreviated DVT. The expertly trained vein specialists at Tri-City Vein and Vascular Center have extensive experience diagnosing and treating deep vein thrombosis. Call to request an appointment at our vein treatment center in Mesa, AZ.
Is Deep Vein Thrombosis Common?
Yes, a blood clot in a deep vein is very common. In fact, more than 200 cases per year are reported in the United States.
How Will I Know if I have Deep Vein Thrombosis?
You may have some leg pain or swelling, but it may be difficult to know if you have a DVT blood clot.
Your provider will conduct lab tests or imaging to confirm the medical diagnosis.
Depending on the severity, your doctor will recommend treatment. Some may resolve in a few months, while other cases may need critical emergency care.
What Treatment Options are Available for Deep Vein Thrombosis?
Your provider will do a series of tests to confirm your deep vein thrombosis. Depending on your need, you may utilize the following to help:
- Compression stockings. Compression stockings or socks can help treat symptoms DVT. DVTs tend to form in your upper or lower leg. These blood flow issues can cause blood to pool in your legs. Stockings can help avoid clotting.
- Anticoagulant medicines. These reduce the blood’s ability to clot and stop existing clots from getting bigger. Heparin and warfarin are two types of anticoagulants often used to treat DVT. Heparin is usually prescribed first because it works immediately to prevent further clotting.
- Medical technology. The Control 11F mechanical thrombectomy system has been approved to help remove large blood clots in patients with DVT but comes with some risks of removing too much blood. New advancements in technology are working to alleviate the symptoms of DVT in a safe and effective manner.
Which treatment option is best for you
Your provider at Tri-City Vein and Vascular Center will work with you to see which option is best for you.
Most patients recover completely within several weeks to months without significant complications or long-term adverse effects. However, long-term problems can occur, with symptoms ranging from very mild to more severe so it is best to talk to your provider.
Give us a call at (480) 835-6100 today and we can help you avoid complications of DVT.