A new non-surgical treatment for leg blood clots

Deep vein thrombosis or DVT occurs when a large clot forms in the larger veins of the leg or thigh. It can have potentially life threatening consequences if a piece of the clot breaks away and travels to the lung. Early intervention and treatment can reduce this risk. Treatment can last for months using blood thinning medications known as anticoagulants.

A new non-surgical treatment has been developed by interventional radiologists at the Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Delaware and was presented March 9th at the annual scientific meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology in Seattle.

  • Dr. Mark Garcia, MP, interventional radiologist in the department of radiology at Christiana Care Health System and also the medial director of Peripheral and Vascular Laboratories for the Christiana Care Center for Heart and Vascular Disease.

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