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Preventing postthrombotic syndrome: CAVENT supports the "open vein hypothesis"Feb 10, 2012 09:20 EST
CAVENT, a recently published Norwegian study, showed a statistically significant decrease in rates of postthrombotic syndrome two years post-DVT event among patients who underwent catheter-based thrombolysis compared with those treated with a standard regimen of anticoagulation. Will the ATTRACT study—which is currently enrolling—give further credence to the longstanding "open-vein hypothesis"?
Enden T, Haig Y, Klow N, et al. Long-term outcomes after additional catheter-directed thrombolysis versus standard treatment for acute iliofemeral deep vein thrombosis (the CaVenT study): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2011; 379:31-38. Abstract.