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IVC Filters, May-Thurner Syndrome, Pelvic Vein Stents

| Anatomy, Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), IVC filters, Postthrombotic syndrome, Therapy | Comments Off on IVC Filters, May-Thurner Syndrome, Pelvic Vein Stents

Stephan Moll, MD writes… An article for patients discussing (a) IVC filters (inferior vena cava filters; also often referred to as “Greenfield filters”), (b) narrowing of the main left pelvic vein (referred to as May-Thurner syndrome) and (c) stents in veins in the pelvis has just been published (http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/133/6/e383.full.pdf).  Color images are included helping explain what these conditions are.

Reference:  Carroll S, Moll S. Circulation. 2016;133:e383-e387

 

Last updated: Feb 18th, 2016

Study for Patients with Previous Leg DVT and Chronic Leg Symptoms

| Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), Postthrombotic syndrome, Trials | Comments Off on Study for Patients with Previous Leg DVT and Chronic Leg Symptoms

Stephan Moll, MD writes…  A clinical research study is being conducted in the U.S. for the treatment of chronic deep vein thrombosis (DVT) with post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) and is open for enrollment.  It is referred to as ACCESS-PTS.  Read the rest of this entry »

Compression Stockings Do NOT Prevent Long-Term Leg Problems After a DVT

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Stephan Moll, MD writes…  Up to 50 % of patients with a clot in the veins of the leg (deep vein thrombosis; DVT) develop some long-term leg symptoms – chronic swelling, pain, heaviness, cramping, skin discoloration or dryness. These symptoms are called “postthrombotic syndrome” or PTS. Read the rest of this entry »

DVT: Long-Term Damage – Post-Thrombotic Syndrome

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While many people who have a DVT in a leg or arm recover completely, others can be left with some chronic symptoms: leg or arm swelling, pain, aching, heaviness, and cramping are some of the symptoms. These symptoms, in the case of a leg DVT, are typically worse after standing for a long time, and may be worse at the end of the day. They are improved in the morning or after elevating the limb. The pain and swelling can be disabling. The symptom complex is typically referred to as “Postthrombotic syndrome” (PTS) or “Postphlebitic syndrome”. Read the rest of this entry »