sandoval wrote: Bruce "What is a calcium scan? what is it for?"
A calcium scan is the gold standard to see calcification in the vascular system. Inflammation in the body turns to bone which isn't good when in the vascular system. Astronauts have to have it as do presidents. If your wife has a high score then a clot could finish her off because there is less room for blood to circulate. It can't be reversed but can be stabilised. It's about £300 as not on the NHS. Or you can call it genetic , take Apixaban/Riveroxaban for the rest of her life and hope for the best.
I know what you mean now, I saw a diabetic who's toes went black and under the knife they discovered his veins in to his foot and hardened/calcified so they had to follow the vein back up until they found where it went soft again.
Amputation to the knee was the outcome. The man lived ok after that thank the lord.
My wife has feeling all the way in to her toes and they are not worried about calcifying they are worried about bits breaking off from the clots so they are not going to operate and shove those wires/bars down her veins to remove the clots as they said that would be to dangerous.
They are treating her with some tablets which will breakdown the clots.
She has basically what they said is it looks like a link of sausages from her calf up through her leg in to her groin and up to her stomach area and they are all clots, They are treating her with tablets and monitoring her daily.
She more than likely will be on medication for her blood for ever more, which is ok we can do that no worries.
It is the waiting for the tablets to work and get rid of the clots, this could take a few weeks which is frustrating but if that is what we have to do then no worries we will do it.