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After Subclavian Thrombectomy

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.


A subclavian thrombectomy

is an emergency procedure to remove a blood clot from an artery or vein near your collarbone.

Call 911 for any of the following:

Seek care immediately if:

Contact your healthcare provider if:


You may need any of the following:

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

You may need to come in for regular tests of your brain function. If you are taking warfarin, you will need to come in for regular blood tests. Your INR levels will also need to be checked. These tests help make sure you are taking the right amount of warfarin. You may need to be checked for blood clots for up to 3 years after treatment. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Slowly return to your normal activities as directed:

Wound care:

Prevent another blood clot:

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