Let me be clear: Head concussions do not cause leg or lung clots.
Team Clinton has reported that Hillary is suffering from "blood clots" and is being treated with anticoagulants. They are being purposefully vague about the site of those blood clots but they are almost certainly in her legs. Hillary has a history of clots in her leg veins known as deep venous thrombosis or DVT. These are usually easily treated with anticoagulants but can be deadly if they mobilize and travel to the lungs which is known as pulmonary embolism or PE.
Recall that NBC's David Bloom died from a pulmonary embolism in 2003 while embedded with U.S. troops during the invasion of Iraq when a DVT traveled from his leg to his lungs.
Did you get that? Head concussions do NOT cause leg vein clots.
Look closely how Team Clinton operates: First, Philippe Reines, a deputy assistant secretary, said in the statement that the clot stems from a concussion Clinton sustained several weeks ago. No it didn't. Then apparatchiks in the mainstream media report that the concussion caused the blood clot. No it didn't. And left-wing hacks attack anyone who ever doubted the head concussion story.
I still doubt the head concussion story.
Hillary's concussion story is highly suspicious and conveniently allowed her to escape testifying about Benghazi. I still haven't seen evidence that Hillary ever suffered a concussion.
Was she ever evaluated in an Emergency Department? Did she even go to the hospital? Did she undergo head CT scanning? This is standard of care for head trauma patients. As a radiologist, I see these every day. This is med school 101.
And there is no way on earth that a person -- any person, let alone the Secretary of State -- could be suffering the effects of head trauma for three weeks without undergoing something as simple and common as a CT head scan. Most Emergency Departments order dozens of these every day.
Until they show us the evidence, I will continue to doubt that Hillary ever suffered any serious head trauma.
And don't let MSM apparatchiks confuse you. Some are promulgating a theory that Hillary's blood clot is not in her legs but is instead located in her brain. They claim this caused or was the result of her fainting spell and head trauma. This is absolutely, unequivocally wrong. Head trauma can, of course, cause intracranial hemorrhage and even damage to the arteries supplying the brain but not leg vein clots. Furthermore, Hillary is being treated with anticoagulants (blood thinners). Every medical student knows you NEVER give anticoagulants to post-traumatic intracranial hemorrhage patients. They will bleed more and die.
Let's hope that doctors can successfully treat Hillary's blood clot and, as Smitty from The Other McCain says: "May Secretary of State Clinton receive better treatment than Ambassador Stevens, Smith, Woods or Doherty."
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