Articles in "catheter-directed thrombolysis"

Catheter-directed thrombolysis for DVT potentially has equivalent mortality rates when compared with systemic anticoagulation alone.

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Previous trials have shown that catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) for proximal deep vein thrombosis has a lower rate of post-thrombotic syndrome compared with systemic anticoagulation alone. However, a new retrospective cohort study shows that the mortality rates are equivalent and the rates of transfusion, IVC filter placement, PE, and intracranial hemorrhage are all significantly higher for CDT.