Vice President Cheney
WASHINGTON - Doctors discovered a blood clot in Vice President Dick Cheney's left leg Monday, a condition that could be fatal if left untreated.TFM is more than familiar with pulmonary embolisms. For in August 2005 I had a blood clot go from my right leg to my lungs. I spent 10 days in the hospial because of it.
The 66-year-old Cheney, who has a history of heart problems, will be treated with blood-thinning medication for several months, said spokeswoman Lea Anne McBride.
She said Cheney visited his doctor's office in Washington after feeling minor discomfort in his calf. An ultrasound showed the blood clot — called a deep venous thrombosis — in his left lower leg.
Blood clots that form deep in the legs can become killers if they break off and float into the lungs. This is called a pulmonary embolism. Deep vein thrombosis strikes an estimated 2 million Americans each year, killing 60,000.
The medication VP Cheney is probably being prescribed is called Wafarin or Coumadin. I'm still taking this medication today.
Get well Mr. Vice-President.
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