filter in leg question?

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Date Joined Feb 2011
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   Posted 2/25/2011 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
i had a heart attack on jan 3 2011- caused by blood clots in leg and both lungs....they want to put some type of filter in my vein in the leg to stop clots from getting to my lung..
has anyone here had this done...any suggestions? ideas?

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   Posted 2/25/2011 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
This is very common to prevent clots from traveling to your heart or lungs.
I would suggest talking to your physician and requesting that he explain the procedure to you including how it works even if he has to draw a picture. I love it when my Doc draws a picture even if it is not a Picasso .
Let us know your decision and I will be thinking of you.
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