Deep Vein Thrombosis
Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis is an image-guided procedure in which a clot-busting drug is injected directly into a blood clot through a small tube inserted into a vein in the leg.
When blood does not flow smoothly through arteries and veins, it can begin to thicken and form a clot that may lodge in a vein, typically in the leg, is known as DVT – Deep Vein Thrombosis. If all or part of the clot breaks loose and travels to the lungs or an extremity, a Pulmonary Embolism or other potentially serious issue can occur.
The procedure quickly breaks up a clot, prevents damage to tissues and organs and improves blood flow.