treatment

How to Treat Deep Vein Thrombosis?


Medical Treatment:
  • Blood-thinning medications prevent the clots from progressing the spread to lungs which could be life-threatening
  • Immediately, heparin is given via injection and meanwhile, oral medications are started
  • Heparin can be standard heparin or low molecular weight heparin
  • Oral medications take a little longer to take effect and include Warfarin, Rivaroxaban, and Apixaban
  • Inferior vena cava filters done by interventional radiologists prevent clots from going to lungs
  • Walking prevents complications like post-thrombotic syndrome and whilst lying in bed, keep the legs up

treatment