How serious is Secretary Clinton's blood clot?
Dr. David Samadi weighs in
- Duration 3:31
- Date Dec 31, 2012
Dr. David Samadi weighs in
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Secretary of state Hillary Clinton's recent health problems taking a turn for the worse Secretary Clinton is currently.
And in New York hospital today undergoing treatment.
For a blood clot to the conditions stemming from a concussion that she sustained earlier this month.
And joining us now doctor -- -- he's achieved division of robotics sat at mount Sinai hospital and a fox used medical eighteen -- thank you so much for joining us.
So and what I said there an introduction just about all we know because a lot of information not being released about this.
Can you kind of fill in the blanks sports where could or would this blood -- clot possibly be located.
Boy it's a pleasure first of all let me just say that I have not been in touch with her doctors and as you mentioned -- -- is not a lot of information.
Coming out but the blood clots that we usually talk about they're mostly in the -- she movies they called -- VTD -- from us.
This is usually the as a result of many risk factors he could be because she travels a lot.
If mobility and not moving around a lot certainly increases the risk of blood -- dehydration is a major factor over year now what we know is.
That she was having some stomach virus.
She gets dehydrated she basically falls on gets a concussion.
And then in the process of examining -- later -- they find that that she has this blood -- so I think this could be completely indirectly not related to concussion.
As a coincident that we're finding.
It's great that we know about this because his blood clot if it's not treated well -- anti quite division and if it's not -- quickly.
He can travel to go to the -- something called pulmonary embolism and that's a deadly and devastating.
Result and -- And that's what she's been treated with the right now we got that.
At Columbia this weekend and yes -- troops out -- -- -- blood clot is located.
Can also determined and how severe it is correct.
That's very true one of the other risk factors -- as far as the book club is maybe as a result of concussion she felt she had some trauma to her hip that's another thing that can cause.
But also there could be book called all the way into one of the vessels up in your brain in one of the veins because of the trauma has asked a concussion.
You can have book club book club up there typically that's not the case of those are rare occasions what I also found that that in 1998.
This is something we just found that that she has a history book club.
In the right knee and other DB -- the past so.
Past history dehydration.
Not moving around she has over a million mile in playing.
These travel as you see when you travel from here to California you can put your shoes on.
That's because the blood -- to somewhat get back to to the heart.
And moving around and putting those compression stockings is a way to prevent this book plus she travels a lot you probably was -- -- a lot of stress.
Dehydrated all of that has resulted in this -- But I think we should wait until we get some more information about the exact location of this -- -- what will the recovery be like.
I think what they're doing his -- monetary your blood very carefully when you give his anti could quite duration -- -- within.
You want to make sure that you did he -- perfect zone.
Are being blood -- enough to be able to dissolve the blood clots any more than that.
YouTube can cause bleeding special with a history of concussion that would be very risky so -- monetary -- very closely to make sure they get it.
Perfect zone for a -- your blood and they should be able to back go back out with close monetary commissioner that these clots that dissolves.
This should be held under ninety thank you very much of filling in the blanks until we get some additional information as you said we will keep your -- that I thank you might thank you very much --