Catheter-directed thrombolysis did not benefit, may harm patients with DVT

  • July 22, 2014

Catheter-directed thrombolysis did not improve mortality compared with anticoagulation in patients with deep vein thrombosis and was associated with increased adverse events, according to new data.

Researchers compared in-hospital outcomes of catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) plus anticoagulation with outcomes of anticoagulation alone in an observational study of 90,618 patients with proximal or caval DVT.

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