20 years prior to meeting Dr Tosenovsky Tony suffered from DVT with multiple pulmonary embolisms. As a man who did a lot of sport his life was affected by pain in his leg and swelling to his calf.
Blockages in his calf later travelled to his lungs and Tony was short of breath, a result of the clots in his lungs. He underwent a major operation in San Diego to remove the chronic clots and an Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter was put in place to help reduce the risk of pulmonary embolism by trapping large clots and preventing them from reaching the heart and lungs.
Three years prior to meeting Dr Tosenovsky Tony developed a severe leg ulcer that did not go away with treatment.
Dr Tosenovsky investigated Tony’s ulcer and placed a stent to unblock the occluded vein. The vein had become blocked due to the old filter and clots. After the successful procedure circulation returned to the venous system quickly and the ulcer began to heal. In a later follow up with Dr Tosenovsky Tony stated that the ulcer “started clearing away after a week or so… The operation was minor compared to other procedures.” He stated that before the operation “the ulcer just wouldn’t go away which restricted me from doing things I wanted to do, because I always had to look after it and not knock it.”