DVT, PE, and Post-thrombotic Syndrome
If you sit and just talk on your cell
Or lie in bed ‘cause you’re not feeling well
Your blood may stagnate
Your thrombosis may then hurt like hell.
Or maybe you won’t feel a thing
Not an ache or a pain or a sting
A big silent clot
That may or may not
Loosen up and break off and take wing.
Now a big one that leads to PE
Could dilate and hurt your RV
Try catheter lysis
For intermediate-risk crisis
You’ll feel better and leave sooner, you’ll see!
Now if clots broke off inside me
I’d be nervous and ask you if we
Could maybe enlist
Ultrasound to assist
And lyse while I have a BP!
Now, post-thrombotic syndrome's a pain
In the figurative and literal vein.
If you hurt and you swell
You can often not tell
It it's new clot or more of the same.
Well, Sam, Keith and Greg, let us plea
When a clot is down near the knee
Let’s start a DOAC
And never look back
We don’t need any more, you agree?
But big leg clots that are diagnosed
Shouldn’t stay there for someone to host.
I say Sam and Suresh
When such big clots are fresh
Let’s lyse them, let’s turn them to toast.