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Old 08-22-2013, 10:51 PM
 
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DVT's can be treated and primarily treating them with medicine is old school.
So what's the "New School"....

Must be very new since we still treat them very effectively with medicine where I am at...
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:57 PM
 
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Research Serrapeptase.
Serrapeptase Information
A useless supplement that will do nothing for DVT's and would likely lead to disability and death for anyone who opted to use this snake oil instead of actual medication???

Great find
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Just got out of the hospital after having a PE and DVT in my right leg. The clots caused a Atrial Fibrillation which never happened before now. I've have chreated death four times now and don't want to make it a number five. I'm on Coumadin and still had a clot for some reason. The hospial never put on Lovenox and I'm wondering why. Doesn't Lovenox break down blood clots? My lungs are filled with clots the doctor said.
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:04 PM
 
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Just got out of the hospital after having a PE and DVT in my right leg. The clots caused a Atrial Fibrillation which never happened before now. I've have chreated death four times now and don't want to make it a number five. I'm on Coumadin and still had a clot for some reason. The hospial never put on Lovenox and I'm wondering why. Doesn't Lovenox break down blood clots? My lungs are filled with clots the doctor said.
Lovenox is a low molecular weight heparin, an anti coagulant like Coumadin. It doesn't break down clots any more than heparin or Coumadin. It helps to prevent new clots from forming only.
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:45 PM
 
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My mother passed away in 2010 due to a doctor's negligence while "installing" a greenfield filter. The doctor tore a half inch in her right iliac vein, and she passed away as soon as she was brought back to her room, after the procedure. They told us she had an " embolism", but we immediately had her autopsied and thank god we did. Medical examiner called us immediately and his exact words were " you better get a lawyer". My mother had a blood clot in her leg, that broke off and traveled to the right lobe of her lung & that's why she needed the Greenfield filter. I don't want to scare anyone here, but I would like to strongly warn anyone who lives in Long Island, New York to please steer clear of an interventional Radiologist by the name of Dr. Kenneth Richman. I ran into a medical malpractice attorney & I told him the story of what happened to my mother & before I mentioned the doctor's name, he said "you must be talking about Dr. Kenneth Richman". I thought I had an outer body experience when he said that. Then I was told that the doctor was nicknamed " the master of disaster" from other fellow malpractice attorneys who have had clients sue him. Just thought I should warn those in the Long Island area of New York.
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:33 AM
 
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Default Greenfield Filter

After having two blood clots in lungs over a three year period, my Internal Physician suggested the filter, since I was prone to blood clots from knee surgeries in the past. I have had a filter for about 15 years and have no problems with clotting since. I have no swelling in legs which is an indicator of clotting, but I am on a coumadin dosage with a level of between 2.5-3.5 continually. It is a worry free devise and I live without the fear of a clot in my legs travelling to lungs, heart or brain.
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:45 PM
 
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My mother has one, and I've worked in skilled nursing facilities for 18 years and have seen countless people with them. I don't remember any complications in any patient in that time.

Not to discount Melmarie's experience, rare accidents can happen in any procedure. In one facility I worked in, we had a young teen girl who was a vegetable from a dental anesthesia mistake. I am sorry about your Mom.
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Old 06-01-2015, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Durham UK
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My mother has one, and I've worked in skilled nursing facilities for 18 years and have seen countless people with them. I don't remember any complications in any patient in that time.

Not to discount Melmarie's experience, rare accidents can happen in any procedure. In one facility I worked in, we had a young teen girl who was a vegetable from a dental anesthesia mistake. I am sorry about your Mom.
In a skilled nursing facility you're not really going to see patients with acute problems from Greenfield filters-they're going to be in the ER and acute care.
Regarding "rare accidents", there's a difference between known complications of procedures and usual risk levels, and malpractice due to lack of experience,lack of accepted level of care and attention.
I find it deplorable that you work in nursing and use the term "vegetable" to describe a pateint.
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Old 06-01-2015, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Durham UK
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Just got out of the hospital after having a PE and DVT in my right leg. The clots caused a Atrial Fibrillation which never happened before now. I've have chreated death four times now and don't want to make it a number five. I'm on Coumadin and still had a clot for some reason. The hospial never put on Lovenox and I'm wondering why. Doesn't Lovenox break down blood clots? My lungs are filled with clots the doctor said.
When you were on coumadin and had a clot, how often were you having INR checked and what were the readings? Coumadin won't work if your INR isn't within range, normally 2-3 is the range. PE and DVT dont cause AF, but AF is also a reason to be anticoagulated to prevent TIA/stroke.
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Now my INR is checked once a month. Back then I had it checked once a week.
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