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Cheney blood clot

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by sportschick, Mar 5, 2007.

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  1. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Doctors found a blood clot in Cheney's leg, or so says CNN. He's apparently back at work.


    I'll try to find a link.
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    We need to see the MRI before we can render an opinion.
  3. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Boom, hadn't you better get cracking on an official SportsJournalists.com letter of condolence?

    Forge my signature.
  4. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

  5. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

    Don't you have to have blood running through your veins to get a blood clot?
  6. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Perhaps this is why a guy with a history of circulatory problems doesn't fly around the world more often.
  7. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Never cheered for a clot before. Oh well, there's always a first time.
  8. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Can we get DocTalk in here to expound upon the potential consequences, healing time, etc.? I for one don't wish on Cheney, although as a person I find him repugnant. Bad Karma, folks. Bad Karma.
  9. DocTalk

    DocTalk Active Member

    Not so long ago, patients with blood clots in their legs would require hospitalization for intravenous heparin to thin their blood as they were transitioned to another blood thinner (warfarin). It takes a few days for warfarin to get to therapeutic levels, so the immediate thinning of heparin was required. Newer medications like Lovenox are injected subcutaneously, like insulin, and can be taken twice a day at home to immediately thin the blood, while the warfarin is starting to take effect.

    The major complication of a leg blood clot is the potenital for it to break loose and travel to the lung causing a pulmonary embolus, which can be deadly.
  10. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Thank you Doc.

    And everyone else...remember....

    Karma is a bitch.
  11. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    I keed, I keed. Well, almost.
  12. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Dick Cheney -- the Keith Richards of politics.
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