Archive for the ‘Postthrombotic syndrome’ Category
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
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 »
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 »
This post begins the first in a series addressing the most commonly asked questions by patients.
“When will my clot and pain go away?” is a question commonly asked following diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE). Read the rest of this entry »
If you have had a blood clot in the leg (deep vein thrombosis-DVT) and have leg pain and swelling, your leg may feel better with compression stockings. Compression stockings may also prevent post-thrombotic syndrome, a complication of DVT. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »