Susan is a mother of three who stays active spending time with her family, gardening and canoeing on a local lake. But when she woke up the day after taking a one-hour flight with a swollen, painful leg that was almost purple, she knew something was wrong.
Susan and her husband went to the emergency room, where she was diagnosed with a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) blood clot from her ankle to just below her belly button and told she may not walk again. After learning about her treatment options, Susan decided to undergo a minimally invasive thrombectomy procedure that would break up and remove the clot and help reduce her risk for future complications.
Within a couple of days, the swelling in Susan’s leg was going down. And within a week, she was climbing the stairs on her own.