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DVT

Posted by @punkrock, Oct 9, 2017

I had a DVT in my left leg and lungs.I just had an Echo of my heart. Are they looking for mor ciots?

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The tech who usually says someone will call said my doctor will be i touch 24 to 48 hours. Should that alarm me?

After experiencing the echo, you can tell they are able to ‘see’ and record a fair amount of information about your heart and its performance. My guess (and it’s only a guess) is they do an echo to see if they are able to determine cause of DVT. They can see how your heart valves are performing, if they are ‘leaking’ or ‘regurgitating’ when the different chambers pump. They can also determine your ejection fraction, another measurement used to determine how well your heart is performing. That the tech said the doctor will be in touch in 24 to 48 hours would be what I would want having DVT. To me, if there was something life-threatening, you would be contacted much sooner or admitted/monitored closely. The time period is likely to review/confirm results with colleagues and determine cause and long-term course of treatment. Having something like this come up can be scary, but listen to your health care provider, ask questions, and most importantly; listen to your body. Hope you have good news and I’m interested in hearing the results if you don’t mind sharing. Feel free to post questions and feelings here as many that subscribe have been down a path of heart/circulatory issues in some shape or form ourselves. Take care!

Hello @punkrock,

Welcome to Connect. I can imagine your worry, and we’re so glad you’ve joined us. I would also sincerely like to thank @gr82balive, for providing some great information to ease your concerns.

Here’s some information about deep vein thrombosis (DVT), from Mayo Clinic that you might find helpful: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/deep-vein-thrombosis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352563

I’d like to introduce you to @2bildeb @piglit @faith123 @bree11 @etnocaha @momij @jenchaney727 @grandmajan @marlene64, as they’ve posted about DVT in other discussions. I hope they will be able to share their insights with you.

@punkrock, did you have any symptoms that led to this diagnosis?

@punkrock I DEVELOPED DVT AFTER I BROKE MY HIP. MY FOOT AND LEG STARTED
SWELLING. I WENT TO DR. THEN FOR ULTRASCAN WHICH SHOWED DVT. THEY PUT ME ON ELIQUIS. IT’S A BLOOD THINER. SO FAR NO PROBLEMS. GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS

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