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60-year-old undergoes rare surgery

Harpreet Kaur a housewife in Bhurthala village, had a sudden onset of severe pain and swelling of the right arm,which quadrupled in size.

Written by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: June 14, 2012 5:08:47 am

Harpreet Kaur (60) a housewife in Bhurthala village, had a sudden onset of severe pain and swelling of the right arm,which quadrupled in size.

She was referred to Dr Harinder Singh Bedi – Head of Cardio Vascular Endovascular & Thoracic Surgery at the Christian Medical College & Hospital. On examination it was found that Harpreet had Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) of the upper limb.

He explained that DVT in the arm is very rare. “DVT poses two major risks: it disables the hand and can cause gangrene and the clot can dislodge and travel to the heart where it can cause a potentially fatal condition called pulmonary embolism,” he added.

Dr Bedi was able to save Kaur’s arm with endovascular surgery.

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