Interventional radiologists use minimally-invasive procedures to treat DVD and Pulmonary Embolism.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) – Blood clots that form in the deep veins in the lower leg or thigh, blocking the flow of blood out of the leg. DVT does not always have symptoms but can cause leg swelling, pain or tenderness and warm, red or discolored skin. It's critical to get immediate medical help if you have these symptoms, because the clot could travel to the lungs or heart (called an embolism). DVT is most common in adults over 60 but can occur at any age. Other risk factors include pregnancy, smoking, family history, obesity, taking birth control medications, recent surgery, cancer, heart failure, inflammatory bowel disease and sitting for long periods of time.
- IVC filter placement and removal
- DVT thrombolysis and thrombectomy
- Pulmonary embolism thrombolysis and thromboectomy
- Angioplasty and stenting
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