Embolectomy

What is Embolectomy?

Embolectomy is the emergency surgical removal of emboli which are blocking blood circulation. It usually involves removal of thrombi (blood clots), and is then referred to as thrombectomy. Embolectomy is an emergency procedure often as the last resort because permanent occlusion of a significant blood flow to an organ leads to necrosis. Other involved therapeutic options are anticoagulation and thrombolysis.

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My husband is in ICU for a blood clot affecting his lower left leg. He is a type 1 diabetic. 51 yrs old.
What are the options that can be...

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hi and welcome

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This is obviously lower leg embolism which is commonly seen in people with atrial fibrilLation or it...

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d an ultra sound on both legs & feet today for poor circulation they want me to see a cardio vascular surgeon can you explain why. I also have a...

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They might have found some clot or impaired circulation

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Hi! Welcome to health care magic! Thanks for sharing your...

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My wife has had a stroke in the right side of her brain, it seems that the clote was very large and blocked the artery . She was given drugs to...

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HISTORY SHOWS THAT YOUR WIFE IS HAVING ISCHEMIC STROKE. FIRST TRY TO KNOW THE CAUSE AND WE NEED TO PREVENT THE CAUSE LIKE HYPERLIPEDEMIA, HIGH...

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