Jugular wrote:Ironically, one of the potential complications of catheter insertion in the IJV's is IJV thrombosis:
Then one can say that there is a small risk of thrombosis. I think the IR's performing the procedure would be well-versed in the risks associated with it anyway especially since they have to elicit informed consent. If they are not mentioning it, the risk must be small and the consequences less severe. Since venous angioplasty seems to be a new thing, though, I wonder if the prospects of thrombosis would increase with catheter plus angioplasty? It's hard to say since there are no long term studies of CCSVI angioplasty treatments.Cece wrote:Jugular wrote:Ironically, one of the potential complications of catheter insertion in the IJV's is IJV thrombosis:
I don't think is referring to one-time catheters that are inserted from the groin area, as in CCSVI venoplasty. I think it's the central venous catheters, such as in dialysis treatment, that are inserted in directly and left in for months or longer.
Cece wrote:Jugular, it's because of the risk of thrombosis (clotting) that people are put on anticlotting anticoagulants. It is indeed a risk of this procedure. I do not think it's a risk of simply inserting the catheter but definitely of the ballooning itself, since that damages the vein walls.
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