Blood Clot (Thrombus)

How is deep venous thrombosis (DVT) treated?

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  • The two classes of medication prescribed for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are blood thinners and clot busters. Blood thinners, or anticoagulants, work to treat DVT by lowering your blood's ability to clot but will not break up existing clots. Clot busters, or thrombolytics, which are delivered through an IV drip, are only prescribed in life-or-death situations because they can lead to internal or external bleeding.
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