Deep Vein Thrombosis at Memorial Hospital
If your physician diagnoses you with DVT, call 719-365-6987 to begin your treatment through the health and wellness center at Memorial Hospital.
Memorial Hospital Central
1400 E. Boulder St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
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Hospital operator: 719-365-5000
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At our health and wellness center at Memorial Hospital, we evaluate and treat Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). We also provide a case manager who supports you throughout your treatment process.
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) refers to the formation of a blood clot (called a thrombus) within a deep vein, commonly in the thigh or calf. This can have two serious consequences:
1. If the clot blocks the blood flow through the vein, blood begins to build up below that point. You may experience chronic swelling and pain. Plus, the valves in the blood vessels may be damaged, which can impact your ability to live a full, active life.
2. If the clot breaks free and travels through the veins, it can reach the lungs. This serious and potentially life-threatening condition is called a pulmonary embolism.
DVT can result from sitting too long, a blood clotting disorder or high-risk pregnancy. If you have severe leg pain or one leg becomes larger than the other, immediately go to your doctor’s office, the emergency department or an urgent care center. If your physician diagnoses DVT, he or she will refer you for immediate treatment.
Be sure to check with your insurance provider to fully understand your coverage.
A case manager with the health and wellness center at Memorial Hospital prescribes blood thinners to help dissolve the clot and may prescribe an ultrasound to literally get a picture of the clot. The case manager keeps track of your medications and may adjust any related medications as necessary.
During your treatment, you may visit the health and wellness center at Memorial Hospital several times. Your case manager—a nurse practitioner or a registered nurse—will reassess your condition, and technologists will review your current lab and ultrasound results. Deep vein thrombosis is curable, and your case manager will help guide you through the process to recovery.
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