Semin intervent Radiol 2018; 35(01): 003-008
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1636514
Review Article
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Management of Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis in Women

Rulon L. Hardman
Section of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Publication Date:
05 April 2018 (online)

Abstract

Chronic deep vein thrombosis (DVT) affects hundreds of thousands of women in the United States. Chronic DVT can lead to pain, edema, venous ulcers, and varicosities. While there are limited data regarding the management of chronic DVT, several interventional radiology groups aggressively treat chronic DVT to aid patient symptom resolution. Recanalization of occluded veins and venous stenting re-establishes deep vein flow and decreases venous hypertension.