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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