What are the risks of a thrombectomy?
Like any medical procedure, there are risks involved with thrombectomy. These include bleeding, infection, damage to the blood vessel, and allergic reactions to medication.
Am I a candidate for a thrombectomy?
A thrombectomy is typically recommended for people who have a blood clot that is causing severe symptoms or damage to an organ or tissue. It is often used to treat stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or pulmonary embolism.
What is the recovery time after a thrombectomy?
Recovery time after a thrombectomy will depend on the individual case, but most people are able to resume normal activities within a few days to a week after the procedure. Follow-up care with a healthcare provider will be necessary to monitor for any potential complications.
How effective is a thrombectomy?
Thrombectomy has been shown to be effective in restoring blood flow and reducing the risk of complications associated with blood clots. The success rate will depend on factors such as the location and size of the clot, as well as the individual's overall health.