Bernie—an active, 52-year-old father of two—felt a sudden, intense pain in his leg while walking to work. The pain was so severe, he went to the emergency room. After a few tests, the ER sent him home, saying it was probably a muscle strain.
But Bernie knew something was wrong. So, at the advice of a colleague, he made an appointment with a vascular surgeon who discovered that Bernie had a blood clot in his leg caused by May-Thurner’s Syndrome. Bernie was admitted to the hospital immediately and given the option of staying in the intensive care unit for three or four days or undergoing a minimally invasive procedure that would let him go home the following day.
Bernie chose the minimally invasive treatment, which cleared up his clot within a couple of hours, and he was released from the hospital the next day. Bernie is happy to be back home and enjoying spending time outdoors with his family and two dogs.
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