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Serena Williams, Hilary Clinton and other personalities who have had deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism

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In the United States alone, each year, an estimated 900,000 people are affected by deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The number could be higher.

The main symptom in pulmonary embolism is not pain, but sudden death, in 25% of cases. That’s 60,000 to 100,000 deaths a year. When DVT is followed by PE, because the clot reaches the lungs, it is often also called venous thromboembolism.

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33% of people who have had deep vein thrombosis will have long-term complications, or post-thrombotic syndrome, such as swelling, pain, discoloration, and peeling in the affected limb. In a similar proportion there will be a relapse within 10 years.

Usually, the varicose veins they are not dangerous, but when you have them for a long time, they start to cause problems, and may increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, reports the Florida Cleveland Clinic Health System team.

But being physically active doesn’t always stop this disease. The former professional tennis player Serena Williams (41 years old), who retired from the courts on September 2, had blood clots after surgery in 2011, and developed pulmonary embolism (not DVT). She was hospitalized 49 weeks. That was not the only incident of hers. After giving birth in 2017, she had to undergo surgery to remove a hematoma in her abdomen, which was risky because of her history.

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In July 2021, Mexican American actor Juan Pablo Medina (the house of flowers), he had to undergo amputation of his right leg due to severe thrombosis. His recovery has been successful, and currently, with a prosthesis, he has dabbled in golf. His acting career is still active, in the series moorings (HBO Max), The House of Flowers: The Movie (Netflix) and in the film I’m your fan, as well as in the third season of the series of the same name. In October he will participate in the sporting event Running Clinic Santiago de Chilerepresenting Mexico.

Hillary Clinton (74)a former United States secretary and former presidential candidate, was diagnosed with DVT while she was first lady, in 1998, and a second time in 2009. In 2012, she battled cerebral venous thrombosisrwhich was formed after passing out from dehydration and hitting his head. She was treated with anticoagulants, and currently works to raise public awareness of thrombotic diseases.

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney developed DVT in 2007, during a trip around the world, which forced him to spend 65 hours sitting on a plane, in a period of 9 days. He felt pain in his left calf and went to the hospital. He managed to recover with anticoagulants. On the downside, Cheney has a long history of cardiovascular disease and was a smoker. He had his first heart attack at age 37, and in 2012, at 71, he received a heart transplant. Last January she turned 81 years old. (YO)

Source: Eluniverso

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