Thrombolytic Therapy in Dallas, TX
Vanguard Vascular & Vein treats deep vein thrombosis via thrombolytic therapy for the residents of Garland, Rowlett, and the Greater Dallas area.
Thrombolytic therapy, also known as “clot buster drugs,” are special medications that are administered by your physician to break down blood clots. Thrombolytic therapy is typically recommended for patients who are at risk for heart attacks due to clots in the coronary artery, and ischemic strokes caused by clots in the artery of the brain.
What Is Thrombolytic Therapy?
Thrombolytic therapy is a group of medications that work to prevent damage related to heart attacks and ischemic strokes. These medications may also be recommended to you for treating blood clots that are related to deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
How Does Thrombolytic Therapy Help with Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?
Deep vein thrombosis describes a condition in which you have blood clots in the deep veins of your body. The clots may grow in size and block the blood flow through the vein, and you may develop new clots that further restrict blood flow. Thrombolytic therapy helps with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) by destroying the clots in your veins. The goal of thrombolytic therapy is to improve blood flow through your veins and prevent complications associated with deep vein thrombosis, including pulmonary embolisms, heart attacks, strokes, and other life-threatening conditions.
What Are the Risks Associated with Thrombolytic Therapy for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?
Thrombolytic therapy is not recommended for every patient. If you have any of the following conditions, your physician may not recommend thrombolytic therapy to help with your deep vein thrombosis (DVT):
- Previous stroke or bleeding in the brain
- Cerebral vascular lesion or tumor
- Certain drug allergies
- Certain medications, including blood thinners and anti-inflammatory medications and pain relievers
- Active bleeding
- High blood pressure that is not under control
- Bleeding disorder
- Advanced liver disease
- Surgery within the previous two weeks or trauma to your head within the previous three months
- Recent CPR
- Active peptic ulcer
You may experience bleeding or draining at the injection site. Some patients may experience fever, low blood pressure, blood in the urine, black tarry stools, nose bleeds, and bleeding gums after receiving thrombolytic therapy. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact our office immediately.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment with one of our vascular surgeons in our Garland or Rowlett, Texas office, call Vanguard Vascular & Vein at (972) 487-1818.
Vanguard Vascular & Vein is a leading vascular care provider serving Garland, Rowlett, and the Greater Dallas area. Our patients rely on us for individualized care and a holistic approach that addresses all of their vascular care needs. We are the first practice in the area, and one of only five in the country, to receive Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) accreditation. The accreditation assures our patients that the care they receive meets the highest professional standards for vascular ultrasound interpretation. To learn more about the Vanguard Way, please visit our About Us page.