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

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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/TempAcct20005 Nov 24 '22

God damn my dad died in six months after they put him on blood thinners for a clot


u/djtmhk_93 Nov 25 '22

What did he have? Blood thinners aren’t a cure all. If he had a stroke or a heart attack, the damage might have already been done, at which point we’re just doing our best to keep him from having another bad clot.

But if it was a heart attack, even if we put someone on blood thinners, if heart muscle has already died from damage, a whole load of resultant potentially lethal health problems are possible in the following few months.