VeinDirectory.org

 

 
 
 
 

Pharmacomechanical Thrombolysis near East Irvine, CA (California)

Vein Institute of L.A.
23551 Madison Street
Building 5, Suite 208
Los Angeles, California 90505
Distance: 34.99 Miles
Contact/Email Doctor
Toll Free:


UCLA Imaging & Interventional Center-Vascular Treatment
2200 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90266
Distance: 39.47 Miles
Contact/Email Doctor
Toll Free: 310-237-6619


UCLA Imaging & Interventional Center-Vascular Treatment
1245 16th St.
Santa Monica, California 90404
Distance: 47.36 Miles
Contact/Email Doctor
Toll Free: 310-853-5765





Other procedures in East Irvine, California
Ambulatory Phlebectomy in East Irvine, CA (California)
Asclera in East Irvine, CA (California)
ClariVein in East Irvine, CA (California)
Compression Stockings in East Irvine, CA (California)
ELVeS (Endo Laser Vein System) in East Irvine, CA (California)
Endovenous Laser Ablation in East Irvine, CA (California)
EVLT in East Irvine, CA (California)
EVTA in East Irvine, CA (California)
Foam Sclerotherapy in East Irvine, CA (California)
Intense Pulse Light Therapy in East Irvine, CA (California)
Laser & Light Therapy in East Irvine, CA (California)
Lymphedema in East Irvine, CA (California)
Microphlebectomy in East Irvine, CA (California)
Natural Varicose Vein Remedies in East Irvine, CA (California)
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome in East Irvine, CA (California)
Pharmacomechanical Thrombolysis in East Irvine, CA (California)
Phlebectomy in East Irvine, CA (California)
Radiofrequency Occlusion in East Irvine, CA (California)
Sclerotherapy in East Irvine, CA (California)
Stenting in East Irvine, CA (California)
Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy in East Irvine, CA (California)
Ultrasound Guided Sclerofoam in East Irvine, CA (California)
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy in East Irvine, CA (California)
Varicose Vein Home Treatments in East Irvine, CA (California)
Varicose Vein Surgery in East Irvine, CA (California)
Vein Ligation and Stripping in East Irvine, CA (California)
VeinGogh in East Irvine, CA (California)
Veinwave in East Irvine, CA (California)
Venous Reflux Exams in East Irvine, CA (California)
VNUS in East Irvine, CA (California)
Wound Care in East Irvine, CA (California)

About Pharmacomechanical Thrombolysis

Pharmacomechanical thrombolysis is a 30-minute outpatient procedure which is used to remove clots located in the deeper veins of the body. The technique uses two modalities: application of clot-dissolving agents directly to the clot and mechanical maceration to help break the clot apart. The mechanical motion also allows for a more thorough dispersion of the clot-dissolving agent, helping to soften the clot and prepare it for removal.

Traditional thrombolysis techniques rely solely on the use of these clot-dissolving agents to slowly dissolve clots over several hours to several days. By contrast, pharmacomechanical thrombolysis can remove clots within a few moments, requiring far less potentially harmful clot-dissolving agents than traditional thrombolysis. As a result, recovery is shorter with pharmacomechanical thrombolysis and the technique is associated with a lower risk of bleeding and other complications.

The pharmacomechanical thrombolysis technique itself is usually performed under sedation, and begins with the insertion of a long, flexible catheter into the vein that contains the clot. The catheter is advanced through the vein until it emerges on the far side of the clot. Tiny balloons located on either side of the clot are inflated to securely partition the clot from the rest of the bloodstream. Once these tiny balloons are successfully inflated, clot-dissolving agents can be safely administered directly to the area and the clot can be mechanically broken down into tiny pieces. These tiny bits are aspirated through the hollow end of the catheter. After the material is cleared, the balloons are deflated and the catheter is removed from the body. Recovery is brief, and most individuals can resume normal activity shortly after the procedure.


Learn more about Pharmacomechanical Thrombolysis

Copyright © 2014 HealthNews.org. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy
Do not use this website as a substitute for medical care. Please consult your physician
or other medical care provider regarding any medical questions you may have.