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-- Hello welcome Dell dot com Dr.
Manny -- 59 year old you're out -- -- you know was diagnosed with a blood clot that stretch.
Over two and a half feet from his need to his abdomen.
Doctors preparing for the worse.
But thanks for new technology.
-- is hidden today to tell the story would doctor war initially.
And international radiologist from South Florida vascular associates.
Thank you for being here both of you especially you you welcome thank you who has been here.
Jerrold tell me about the symptoms -- how was it diagnosed.
I had some pain in my legs that is associated would back pain and on -- getting some swelling.
Made -- it appointment with my primary and the swelling got worse and went to the emergency room.
My likes walls swollen up about twice the size of -- again.
So and this was an acute on city over the a couple of days.
It was over I would almost a ten day period case and had just progressively worse and you and think about it climate now you know you strain your.
You need you failures you know I bumped into something exactly act out of sight attic or something to that effect.
I didn't they -- take Claude never entered my mind.
So when you got to the hospital.
Well what took you to the hospital did it take you to see a primary care physician first.
I decided to not to wait to see the primary and I went university Rome.
The swelling was.
Almost twice as high as -- the leg and I just went right way to -- hero.
And they diagnosed it in the it to you again this again to -- right now I heard that you wrote goodbye letter to your wife.
I I was -- -- of the situation is that it was life threatening -- could be and but I did was I was on the medicine.
I've basically -- my eyes cross my -- and put little package together for my wife.
To let her know that here is everything in case something does happen it can -- -- -- So.
That -- re enters the picture.
-- -- What happened how did -- get to you.
He was referred to our office.
Because he had a poor response to the primary therapy for a -- team would which is and to -- regulations exactly what -- On typically too but there's a loan will allow you to come prevent that -- from breaking off and going to the lungs which can be life threatening called a pulmonary embolism.
Can also prevent the -- from getting larger and usually after about a week or so the symptoms improve it and -- case.
Never got that's.
Here looking at these -- -- looking at this gigantic lot of -- -- What is -- the -- roll it down to the while the -- arteries or veins right yeah and and and and you said oh my god this is something major here.
Correct correct -- you went into action.
What did you do.
-- we decided to use.
-- secondary form of therapy which incorporates clot busters and not just -- -- So we took him to the hospital.
-- you went to an international sweet and we put my stomach but does Lincoln through a small hole insert a catheter directly into the -- which.
Which places drips -- medication right into the -- to know the way.
I'm we have a new system called -- it -- a device and it incorporates ultrasound energy.
Through -- wire in the middle catheters and causes of vibration which allows.
The opposite medication be better absorbed into the the -- And -- -- -- -- with the -- mixes it -- who can look at liquefy as the clock a little bit more exactly exactly in the final result is we can better clearance of a clot.
In general it's a safer in -- clippers why not use that all the time why you know why wait.
When the standard therapy.
And -- elation doesn't work.
Why not a good idea let's -- -- had a major deep vein thrombosis of certain size does not go directly to that.
I think we're learning more about.
TP and thrombosis and we're finding out that.
-- cases where they really have massive TV -- that send up.
Above the lake and into the -- was that there actually could candidates for this type before the -- if -- General did you have any risk factors for a.
Yes I was a smoker.
-- noble one I was.
Mean my job I was fairly sedentary.
-- -- traveling salesman and locally on in the -- costly for 500 miles a week you did you didn't move -- -- -- right.
And so are there are there any.
Predisposing factors that would tend not only mean from the ones that -- already mentioned which is smoking -- sedentary and staying put in one location we'll -- -- there and anything else that.
Would predispose people to develop the clock.
Sure there there are quite a few the most popular -- rise one is.
Sedentary in here a long car trip and you're not moving -- an airplane trip.
But other important ones are obesity.
On the use of birth control pills.
Pregnancy recent trauma recent surgery and patience and of cancer how you feeling today.
I feel great -- -- -- what try to do.
-- -- very lucky and and those you know suits to us he's a man is the -- demand for you he's definitely then -- is the man with a charm.
So what can people get more information.
About this technology.
On will be you can go to that -- on its website and if and it's.
Description of actual device and how it differs from other methods of Briton -- and -- love technology that's -- yes but anyway thank you both for coming to the show.
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