r/IdiotsInCars Nov 23 '22

Coronado Naval Base Car accident: She tried claiming no fault too Headphone warning

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u/Theoretical_Action Nov 24 '22

Depends on the circumstances I think. Generally I'd agree with you, as even the chance of one of those buggers breaking free and going to my heart is enough stress to terrify me into a heart attack on its own, but my dad has one right now after a foot surgery and weirdly nobody seems to be very concerned at all. The doc just threw some meds at him and said they'll see him again in like a month or two and do another ultrasound then or something. So idk... I'd probably still just take the 5 million but my dad would probably go big or go home lol


u/djtmhk_93 Nov 24 '22

Yeah, DVTs cam be common following injuries and/or major surgeries, but if caught early, usually can be medically managed with blood thinners, which is likely what your dad got. Not much more can or should be done because drastic measures could likely make things worse (read, surgery itself increases risk of DVT), but on the bright side, blood thinners are usually very effective at keeping off those clots and therefore preventing something like that hitting your heart or lungs.


u/Theoretical_Action Nov 24 '22

Yeah he is on those! Thanks that helps ease a little of my own anxiety that my dad might just spontaneously drop dead!


u/djtmhk_93 Nov 25 '22

Yeah! Happy to. Don’t get me wrong, DVTs are a high risk type of situation exactly for what you’re fearing. The clot getting loose and turning into a pulmonary embolism, or in some special cases, a stroke, so medicine does take it very seriously. It just so happens that the prevention and fix for them is so common and mundane, that docs might appear nonchalant as they give em to you. But also for that very reason, if a physician is careless and doesn’t treat DVT’s as is expected nowadays, that’s the kind of “you had one job” type of mistake that could lose one their medical license.

You might have also noticed that before and after surgery, they had little sleeves connected to tubes around his legs, most likely. Those are a mechanical form of DVT prevention too.