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Not Too ATTRACTive Data For Catheter Thrombolysis In Combatting Post-Thrombotic Syndrome

Executive Summary

Randomized trial results show pharmacomechanical, catheter-directed thrombolysis does not reduce the development of post-thrombotic syndrome in patients treated for deep-vein thrombosis. The study’s investigator suggests limiting the procedure to treatment of large iliofemoral blood clots causing major symptoms in patients who are at low risk of bleeding.

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