Emphasizing that there is an increase in "Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis" (Acute DVT), which means obstruction of the veins in the legs in individuals who are immobile at home due to oronavirus, Ankara Private 100. Yıl Hospital Radiology Specialist Dr. Alper Bozkurt; He underlined that “especially people with sedentary lifestyles, smokers, patients who stay in intensive care for a long time and also have limited mobility, individuals who take long journeys (long bus trips), oncology patients, patients with genetically coagulation disorders are at risk”.
Radiology Specialist Dr. Alper Bozkurt, who made a statement on the subject, said: "Sudden Leg Deep Ball Vein Coagulation", in the medical language "Acute DVT"; It is the sudden occlusion of the veins in the lower extremities, ie the veins in our legs, with a blood clot (thrombus). This situation may threaten the life of individuals as well as adversely affect their quality of life and psycho-social status.
Emphasizing that if there is a sudden swelling and pain in the leg, an increase in diameter due to swelling in the leg, pain and sensitivity develop during movement and these complaints increase while walking or standing still, Dr. Gray Wolf; In the 100. Yıl Hospital Interventional Radiology Department, we provide early diagnosis and treatment services with our most advanced technological devices. " said
How Is Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis Diagnosed?
Those with acute DVT must be examined by a cardiovascular surgeon. With the examination, a definitive diagnosis is made by imaging the clot in the vein in Color Doppler Ultrasound of the lower extremity, ie leg veins, with swelling.
What is the Treatment for Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis?
Radiology Specialist Dr. Alper Bozkurt said, “Acute DVT is often a preventable disease that can be treated with early diagnosis. The most basic principle of the treatment is to prevent the formation of new clots and to ensure that the clot formed is dissolved-removed in the vein. Especially if the clot formed in the first few days and 1 week can be detected, the clot can be dissolved with intravenous thrombolytic drugs, and the occluded vein can be opened in our interventional radiology unit with the mechanical thrombectomy method. " He underlined the early diagnosis.
Prevention Recommendations From Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis
An active lifestyle can be adopted. Light sports activities such as exercises, walking and swimming can be done in our daily life. We should keep our body mass index within normal limits and get rid of our excess weight, if any. We should not use cigarettes and other tobacco products, and if we do, ways to quit should be sought.
Dr. Alper Bozkurt; Emphasizing that Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis is a life-threatening disease and the importance of doing home exercises especially in Covid-19 Pandemic conditions, this disease is "Preventable and Treatable." said.