A Blood clot or thrombosis forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in your legs. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can occur without any symptoms. Leg pain and swelling are commonly seen. Medical conditions and inactivity after going through physical injuries, confinement to the bed are few major causes of DVT.
Blood clots in your veins can break loose, travel through your bloodstream and lodge in your lungs, blocking blood flow. This condition is called pulmonary embolism . PE is a very serious condition. It can damage the lungs and other organs in the body and cause death. This makes DVT a serious condition which needs medical attention.
Thrombectomy: A surgeon makes an incision into a blood vessel. The clot is removed, and the blood vessel is repaired. The Blood clot can usually be removed using a thin tube called a catheter, which is inserted through a vein in the groin or arm and threaded to the location of the blood clot. In a thrombectomy, your surgeon injects a contrast dye, which helps locate the clot using X-ray guidance.
Symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) might be related to DVT itself or pulmonary embolism (PE).
Signs and symptoms of PE include:
You may need some tests before the procedure, such as:
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