UEVTUpper Extremity Vein Thrombosis (heart disorder)
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Two case studies evaluated treatment of UEVT with thrombolytic therapy followed by various surgical interventions (angioplasty, thrombectomy, decompression via first rib resection or anterior scalenectomy, and venous bypass).
Data on vena cave filters are limited Data supporting superior vena cave Greenfield filters to treat UEVT are extremely limited.
The American College of Chest Physicians recommends therapeutic doses of intravenous unfractionated heparin, low-molecular-weight heparin, or fondaparinux for initial treatment of UEVT, followed by at least 3 months of treatment with a vitamin K antagonist.