Once your doctor analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, they will perform a physical examination and order tests such as blood tests, chest x-rays, ultrasound, pulmonary angiography, computed tomography, ventilation and perfusion scan, as well as MRI.
Once the diagnosis has been established and the thrombi or clots are located, the purpose of the treatment is to dissolve the existing ones and prevent the formation of new ones, for which you will be given thrombolytics and anticoagulants.
If the clots are considerable in size, surgical removal of the clots with a catheter or placement of a filter in the superior vena cava will be necessary to prevent the thrombi from reaching the lungs.
It is important to continue treatment for as long as the doctor indicates, as well as to undergo regular check-ups to avoid the development of new episodes of deep vein thrombosis.
At the Cardiovascular Center, we offer you a wide range of prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and follow-up services to take care of you through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary care model. Come to us, we want to hear your heart.