Do Not Do Recommendation

 

The evidence on ultrasound-enhanced, catheter-directed thrombolysis for deep vein thrombosis raises no major safety concerns over those of catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) alone. With regard to efficacy, evidence of any enhancement of thrombolysis over CDT alone is inadequate in quality and quantity. Therefore this procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance, consent and audit or research.

Do Not Do Recommendation Details

Recommendation:

The evidence on ultrasound-enhanced, catheter-directed thrombolysis for deep vein thrombosis raises no major safety concerns over those of catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) alone. With regard to efficacy, evidence of any enhancement of thrombolysis over CDT alone is inadequate in quality and quantity. Therefore this procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance, consent and audit or research.

Interventions:
ultrasound-enhanced, catheter-directed thrombolysis

Source guidance details

Guidance:
Ultrasound‑enhanced, catheter‑directed thrombolysis for deep vein thrombosis (IPG523)
Published date:
June 2015
Paragraph number:
1.1
Page number:
1

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