View Full Version : Serena Williams Suffers Pulmonary Embolism

The Boss
03-02-2011, 20:35
This Serena Williams story is pretty crazy (read it here (http://www.aolhealth.com/2011/03/02/serena-williams-suffers-pulmonary-embolism/?icid=maing%7Caim%7Cdl3%7Csec1_lnk3%7C47758))

"When you're flying or sitting for an extended period of time, you need to get up out of the seat every hour, move around and stay hydrated."

This article mentions David Bloom and I was wondering if this is the same thing that killed hiim, and it is. It's scary to consider someone that is in incredible shape compared to pretty much all of us, can have this condition come up. What chance do I have to survive if she has this?? I should be on my way out real quick in comparison.

blood clots often occur in people who are inactive or in those who have suffered an injury that limits mobility. "She is an elite athlete," says Lewis. "This condition is pretty rare for athletes." According to Lewis, long-time air travel could lead to development of pulmonary embolism, especially if one is dehydrated.

Pulmonary embolism is a condition that occurs in the lungs when one or more arteries are blocked. In most cases, this condition is caused by blood clots that originate in other parts of the body, most commonly in the legs, and travel to the lungs where the mass blocks arteries.


Jersey John
03-03-2011, 09:16
Wow sorry to hear that. Serena does seem very healthy. Is this the kind of them that just hits someone without any warning I wonder? They say she can still play tennis after she recovers.

03-03-2011, 19:42
Yea I think it comes out of nowhere. I don't care about tennis in anyway but it will be. Nice mOment when she plays again

03-16-2011, 00:30
Whoa that's horrible, hope she'll be okay.

Ah great another thing for me to be paranoid about :(