Thrombosis treatments include medications, minimally invasive procedures and surgeries. Your provider will tailor treatment to your needs. Possible treatments include: Blood-thinners. These medications keep your blood from clotting too easily. They can’t get rid of an existing clot, but they can prevent it from growing. There are two classes of blood-thinners: antiplatelet drugs and anticoagulants. Thrombolytic therapy. Thrombolytic therapy uses medications to dissolve blood clots. Such “clot-busting drugs” are especially helpful for clots in critical areas. They serve as emergency treatment for heart attacks, strokes and other thrombosis complications. Thrombectomy. One of the most direct ways to remove a clot is for a surgeon to access it and remove it. That’s what happens with thrombectomy. Surgeons use open or minimally invasive techniques. You may also need additional treatments for complications of thrombosis. Your provider can explain what you might need and why it’s necessary.