Prescription Drugs

Drugs

Anticoagulants

 

Lengthy treatment course: 3 months to life

High rate of recurrence: 2.7%/yr; 13.5% at 5 yrs1

High risk of hemorrhage:

  • Major hemorrhage: 2-22%

  • Fatal bleeds: 2-9%

Performing Surgery

Surgery

Blood flow diversion

Poor outcomes:

  • Venous flow not restored: 29-36%

  • Hemorrhage: 15-45%

  • Venous damage: 19-47%

Inefficient and slow:

  • Multiple devices used, $1,000-$14,000/device

Current Interventions | Too Slow, Too Dangerous