HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.18, no.6, 2015 (SCI-Expanded)
Background: Acute lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs due to obstruction of large veins by thrombus and its clinical findings are pain and swelling. If not treated, it can cause morbidity and mortality. Oral warfarin or low molecular weight heparin are applied in traditional treatment. However, recently, endovascular procedures have gained increasing popularity in deep vein thrombosis. In this study we aimed to compare our early results of pharmacomechanical thrombectomy (PMT) versus oral anticoagulation for acute deep vein thrombosis.