Argon Medical Patient Story

Argon Medical Patient Story



my name is John I'm a special procedures technologist loved to play golf take good care of myself I eat well work out spend time with my kids coaching a lot of my kids soccer teams baseball teams I would practice with them and tore my meniscus in my left knee I ended up having to go to an orthopedic surgeon he ended up having to suture my meniscus that's kind of how it all started ten days after surgery start developing a lot of foot pain it was pretty excruciating and I was at that point that I knew something wasn't right my next steps were to visit the emergency room and we discovered that I had a pulmonary embolism never did I think that I would have DVT I was told that had I had one more clock travel up to my pulmonary artery's I was going to die my name is John Moriarty I'm an interventional radiologist I deal primarily with problems of the veins and pulmonary emboli a blood Klaus is a small grouping of your blood cells this usually forms within your legs or within your arms when this blood clot called a DVT moves to the lungs it's called a pulmonary embolism I was extremely worried I wanted to get this taken care of immediately we had decided that having a device called an IVC filter placed would help protect me from developing further pulmonary embolisms the goal of an IVC filters to prevent the blood clot that's within the legs from moving from the legs to where it can cause real damage within the heart and lungs having an IVC filter placed is a minimally invasive procedure recovery was was very short manageable and pain-free once my normal life resumed I kind of forgot about the filter there are no limitations as regards their activity and patients can go back to work come back to their normal activity I never had any pain I never had any discomfort before I knew it the six week mark had arrived and knowing that the device had done its job and I was no longer any threat of having pulmonary embolism I had a discussion with my physician and we decided it was it was an appropriate time to have the IVC filter removed each patient requires follow-up whether that's by their primary care physician by the person who inserted the IVC filter or frequently by the patient getting involved in their own care themselves it's your responsibility as an individual to make sure you follow up with your doctors we want to prevent any of the problems of Klauss performing IVC thrombosis migration of the filter or fracture of the filter the removal procedure was fairly simple I went home a few hours later resumed normal activity the next day the blood flow in their legs and in their belly is much better that's really rewarding not only for them but for me and our whole team I'm feeling great back to my normal quality of life very active the whole process was life-changing one more thankful everyday I wake up knowing how close I was to not being here you

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