Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in Hindi is called as पैर में खून का थक्का जमना (Blood Clotting in Legs). Most patients who develop DVT come to the hospital with complaints of back pain and sudden onset swelling in leg. When such patients don’t receive appropriate treatment for removing the clots from the legs, the disease will progress to a non-treatable stage which is called as PTS or POST THROMBOTIC SYNDROME.
Dr. Sheorain has undergone a specialized Interventional training from most prestigious universities in USA in treating DVT. He Provides most advanced treatment for Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis. This treatment method is called Catheter Directed Pharmaco-Mechanical Thrombolysis & Thromboaspiration (CDT or PMT) and needs lots of expertise and latest machines to remove clots. This treatment offered by Dr. Sheorain & his vascular team is performed by very few specialist in India and hence most of the patients are not even advised this treatment option. The advantage of this modern treatment is that the entire clot can be removed from affected leg. Once treated, Patients return to their routine life in few days. In a way it helps to save their legs. If the clots are not removed from legs than there is a possibility of the clots moving towards the heart & lungs which is called as pulmonary embolism and can be life threatening.
“Time” is very crucial once a patient develops DVT. Without wasting time, Patients should consult a DVT vascular Specialist like Dr. Sheorain as soon as possible or atleast within 15 days of onset of leg swelling or leg pain. With each passing day, the clotted blood becomes more and more harder. It becomes very difficult for your doctor to remove blood clots from the body after 15-20 days.
It is Dr. Sheorain’s sincere request to the General physicians who encounter such patients, to take second opinion from a DVT specialist and if possible they should refer such patients to higher centers within 15 days and prevent development of PTS.
It is high time to create awareness about DVT & PTS among general public and health care professionals so that not a single patient of DVT is devoid of the modern treatment.
Know more about Deep vein thrombosis (DVT):
DVT or Deep vein thrombosis, is a large blood clot that forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body. DVT usually happens in the legs, but a clot can form anywhere in your body. Sometimes, blood clot break off and travel up to your lungs. This leads to blockage of blood flow and cause pulmonary embolism, a serious and potentially deadly condition. The other dreaded complication of DVT is Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) that causes leg pain & swelling, skin thickening & blackening and ulcer formation.
Sudden onset Swelling in leg.
Pain in calf
Skin temperature increase and it may be Red
Knowing the risk factors for DVT can help you make healthier choices to reduce your chance of developing a dangerous blood clot.
DVT happens due to blood cells that stick together in deep vein, causing a blood clot.
DVT risk factors include:
Symptoms of DVT are common to many unrelated conditions, and mild symptoms can sometimes mask extensive clotting. Suspicion of DVT can be confirmed with Doppler Ultrasound and CT Venography.
GET CLARITY ABOUT YOUR DVT TREATMENT OPTIONS:
There are several approaches to treat DVT blood clots, including minimally invasive interventional treatments and standard old therapies such as blood thinners and compression stockings. While medications and compression socks are right for many patients, they don’t actually remove or dissolve the clot.
Old Fashion or Standard Treatment Method: Physicians who are not trained in Endo Vascular Interventions go for combination of drugs that partially treat DVT and most of the patients land up with Post Thrombotic Syndrome taking medications for life long. These drugs are Heparin & Anticoagulants that break up clots or dissolve clots. Even after standard treatment, most of the clot remains in body and patient develops further complications like swollen leg and ulcer formation.
What is Advance Interventional DVT Treatment Method:
Dr. Virender Sheorain offers "Catheter Directed Pharmaco-Mechanical Thrombolysis & Thromboaspiration".
CDT or PMT is a Novel way to treat DVT by completely dissolving the clots formed in the veins by special endovascular intervention in which a specially designed catheter (Multihole tube) is placed within the affected vein and a clot dissolving medication is given via the catheter until the clot dissolves completely.
UNLIKE BLOOD THINNERS, IV CLOT BUSTERS AND MECHANICAL THROMBECTOMY ARE DESIGNED TO REMOVE OR DISSOLVE YOUR BLOOD CLOT
Most of the Doctors who are not trained in CDT are afraid of the method and hence patients are not given the option of CDT. Dr. Sheorain has done thousands of such cases and has used all the newer devices to treat DVT.
What are IV Clot Busters?
During minimally invasive procedure, IV clot busters, or thrombolytic medications, are placed directly into the clot. They’re designed to quickly dissolve clots, restore blood flow, and may help prevent damage to the valves in your vein, which can cause post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS).
To administer clot busters, your doctor will use a small tube called a catheter to deliver medication directly into the clot. Since IV clot busters may cause bleeding, they’re usually administered by specialist in a hospital setting where you can be closely monitored.
Mechanical thrombectomy devices are special catheters that break up and physically remove all or some portions of the blood clot during a minimally invasive procedure. A mechanical thrombectomy procedure helps in restoring the blood flow, reduce the duration of medications, and may further prevent damage to the valves in your vein, which can cause post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS).
In a mechanical thrombectomy procedure, your doctor will insert a specialized instruments into your vein without open surgery to remove the clot.
IVC Filter placement in DVT:
If drug therapy carries too high risk or if it proves unsuccessful, a metal filter called as IVC Filter is placed into a large vein called the Inferior Vena Cava. Inferior Vena Cava vein takes blood from lower body organs to your heart. While the small metal filter won’t stop new clots from forming, it in intended to catch blood clots and stop them from entering your lungs and causing a pulmonary embolism, a serious and potentially deadly complication of DVT.
Patients with diagnosis of Acute DVT should consult Deep Vein Thrombosis specialist to treat DVT with non Surgical procedure.
Serial Pictures showing quick decrease in left leg sweling after modern nonsurgical PMT treatment by Dr. Sheorain in a patient who came with DVT.
Vascular specialist, Dr. Sheorain’s mission is to prevent POST THROMBOTIC SYNDROME https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-thrombotic_syndrome which develops in those patients who suffer from Deep Vein Thrombosis of legs and is not treated on time.
"DVT is Completely Curable if Patient Comes within 2 weeks of diagnosis and undergo Modern Catheter Directed Interventional Treatments method"
We encourage Patients with sudden leg swelling (Acute DVT ) to undergo a Doppler study and rush to a Hospital equipped with modern facilities for treating DVT or they can schedule a consultation with Dr. Sheorain by calling 09868887666. Dr. Sheorain is always eager and willing to help & offer a second opinion or work closely with your primary doctor.
Pictures showing Dr. Sheorain removing clots from DVT patient's leg with most modern treatment method.