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Study for Patients with Previous Leg DVT and Chronic Leg Symptoms

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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 »

New DVT – Optimizing Treatment – ATTRACT Trial

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If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed in the last 14 days with a new DVT of the leg (thigh or pelvic veins), I would encourage you to consider participation in the ATTRACT trial – a solid, clinically useful study (NIH funded) that investigates how to minimize the long-term complications after a blood clot – chronic leg pain and swelling (called the post-thrombotic syndrome).

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