Advanced options to treat clots in the venous system
Expert Heart & Vascular Care
Getting the care you need starts with seeing one of our heart or vascular specialists.
The doctors in our specialized Vein Program provide expert care to manage the growth of existing blood clots and prevent new clots from forming. We care for patients with venous disorders such as deep vein thrombosis at several locations throughout the region with medications and minimally invasive procedures.
Your doctor may recommend a blood-thinning medication that reduces your blood’s ability to clot. These anticoagulant medications may be taken as pills or as injections.
For some severe clots, your doctor may recommend placing a catheter to directly administer medication and dissolve a clot.
Minimally invasive treatments
Your doctor may recommend the following procedures:
- Angioplasty, which widens veins to unblock a clogged vein
- IVC filters, in which a special filter is placed within a vein that can prevent blood clots from traveling to your lungs or brain
- Venous stenting, which supports the inside of the vein using a small wire tube called a stent
Improve your appearance, decrease pain and prevent serious complications caused by varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis and other venous conditions with minimally invasive treatment from our vascular team.
A hypercoagulable state, or blood clotting disorder, is when a blood clot forms and blocks the flow of blood to parts of the body.
A blood clot that typically affects the legs and arms and can travel through the bloodstream to the heart, lungs or brain and cause a stroke or pulmonary embolism.
The cardiac computed tomography scan, or cardiac CT, uses X-rays to create three-dimensional images of your heart and blood vessels.
A fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses a continuous X-ray beam passed through the body to create real-time, moving images of your internal structures.
Magnetic resonance imaging, better known as cardiac MRI, is a combination of radio waves, magnets and computer technology to create images of your heart and blood vessels.