VeinDirectory.org

 

 
 
 
 




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

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 | Health Disclaimer | Terms of Use
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.