Specific treatment for thrombosis will be determined by your doctor based on:

  • Your age, overall health and medical history
  • Extent and type of thrombosis
  • Your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
  • Expectations for the course of the disease
  • Your opinion or preference

Treatment may include:

  • Anticoagulant medications, such as coumadin and heparin
  • Catheters (to expand the width, or lumen, of involved vessels)
  • Stent placement
  • Medications, such as antiplatelets, tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) and/or enzymes, such as streptokinase to dissolve clots

Other treatments may be advised in your particular situation and will be reviewed in detail with you by your doctor.