Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition in which a blood clot forms in a deep vein, typically in the legs. Sterling Hospitals Ahmedabad, a leading healthcare institution, offers comprehensive care for patients with DVT, including diagnosis, treatment, and recovery management. 

Causes of DVT:

The causes of DVT can include: 

  • Immobility: Prolonged sitting or lying in one position, such as during long flights or bed rest after surgery, can increase the risk of DVT. 
  • Surgery or trauma: Surgeries, especially those involving the lower extremities or pelvis, can disrupt blood flow and increase the risk of blood clots. Trauma or injury to the veins can also trigger DVT. 
  • Hormonal changes: Hormonal changes during pregnancy and the use of birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy can increase the risk of blood clots. 
  • Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as cancer, heart disease, and inherited or acquired blood clotting disorders, can increase the risk of DVT. 
  • Lifestyle factors: Smoking, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle can also contribute to the development of DVT. 

Treatments for DVT at Sterling Hospitals Ahmedabad: 

  • Anticoagulant medications: These medications, such as heparin or warfarin, are commonly used to prevent the growth of blood clots and reduce the risk of complications. 
  • Compression stockings: These stockings help improve blood flow in the legs and prevent swelling. They are often used as a part of DVT treatment and may be recommended for long-term use. 
  • Catheter-directed thrombolysis: This minimally invasive procedure involves using a catheter to deliver medication directly to the blood clot, helping to dissolve the clot more quickly. 
  • Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement: This is a device placed in the large vein that carries blood from the lower body to the heart to catch blood clots and prevent them from reaching the lungs. 
  • Thrombectomy: In cases of severe DVT or when blood thinners are not effective, surgical removal of the blood clot may be performed. 

Recovery from DVT depends on the severity of the condition and the individual patient's health status. The experienced healthcare team at Sterling Hospitals Ahmedabad will closely monitor the patient's progress, provide appropriate treatment adjustments, and offer guidance on lifestyle changes and medications as needed. Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to ensure optimal recovery and long-term management to prevent recurrence of DVT. 

If you suspect you may have DVT, it's crucial to seek prompt medical attention at Sterling Hospitals Ahmedabad or any other qualified healthcare facility. Untreated DVT can lead to serious complications, and timely diagnosis and treatment are essential for successful recovery. The skilled medical professionals at Sterling Hospitals Ahmedabad are equipped to provide expert care for patients with DVT, from diagnosis through to recovery management.