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DVT (Blood Clot in the Leg)


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Comment from: Allen, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: October 18

I had deep vein thrombosis in my calf, and a large saddle clot in my lung, and I went through the clot busting procedure. It reduced the clot and now I am on blood thinners. I stepped into the hallway and all of a sudden my lungs felt like they were on fire, I couldn't get any oxygen, and I just kept getting more and more lightheaded. Luckily my grandfather was there. I made it outside and collapsed next to the SUV. I thought I was checking out, but I woke up to the ambulance. Very, very, scary.

Comment from: okie, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: June 29

On 06-03-17 I was rushed to the emergency room unable to breathe. The CT scan revealed a saddle pulmonary embolism. I was fortunate to have a doctor on call who could do the catheter clot busting procedure. Echo cardiogram the next day showed no permanent heart damage. Subsequent Doppler ultra sound showed a 2 inch long clot extending from mid-calf to the common femoral vein in my groin. The doctor decided to clot buster this clot as well. Now hopefully I am clot free excepting a non-occlusive deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in my mid-calf. I will see the doctor and a hematologist in about a month to see if the residual emboli in my lungs have resolved. I am back to life as normal and have suffered no limitations as a result of the scary incident.


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