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- FREE Initial Evaluation with comprehensive ultrasound
- EVLT (Laser Ablation)
- RFA (Radio Frequency Ablation)
- Foam Sclerotherapy / Varithena
- Spider Vein Therapy
- Micro Phlebectomy (Vein Stripping)
- Intravenous Ultrasound (IVUS)
- Venous Stenting
- Angioplasty (Balloon)
- Compression Therapy
- IVC (Intra Vena Cava) filter placement / removal
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Port / Central Line / PICC Line placement / removal
Thrombolysis, also known as thrombolytic therapy, is a treatment to dissolve dangerous clots in blood vessels, improve blood flow, and prevent damage to tissues and organs. Thrombolysis may involve the injection of clot-busting drugs through an intravenous (IV) line or through a long catheter that delivers drugs directly to the site of the blockage. It also may involve the use of a long catheter with a mechanical device attached to the tip that either remove the clot or physically breaks it up.
Thrombolysis is often used as an emergency treatment to dissolve blood clots that form in arteries feeding the heart and brain - the main cause of heart attacks and ischemic strokes - and in the arteries of the lungs (acute pulmonary embolism).
Thrombolysis is also used to treat blood clots in Veins that cause deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or clots in the legs, pelvic area, and upper extremities; if left untreated, pieces of the clot can break off and travel to an artery in the lungs, resulting in an acute pulmonary embolism.
If a blood clot is determined to be life-threatening, thrombolysis may be an option if initiated as soon as possible - ideally within one to two hours - after the onset of symptoms of a heart attack, stroke, or pulmonary embolism (once a diagnosis has been made).