Mum Dies Of Blood Clot Days After Breast Enlargement Surgery

A mother-of-three died 17 days after having breast enlargement surgery which caused her to develop a blood clot in her chest.

The beauty therapist, of Norwich, had decided she wanted to increase the size of her breasts and had the procedure done at a London clinic.

The 36-year-old had started to struggle to breathe and was admitted to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hosptial where she died.

This week it was revealed that the cause of her heath was a pulmonary embolism following breast augmentation.

A pulmonary embolism happens when a blood clot gets caught in one of the arteries that go from the heart to the lungs – and surgery is a risk factor for developing them.

Opening her inquest, area coroner for Norfolk, Yvonne Blake, said the beautician had undergone surgery to “improve her appearance” but 17 days later collapsed at home complaining that she couldn’t breathe.

Ms Harvey’s inquest is due to take place on 23 March 2019 at Norwich Coroners’ Court.

Friends of the mum have now set up a JustGiving page to help raise money for her children – Kayleigh-Anne, 18, Owen, 11 and Jaxon, six.

Mark Hutson, who set up the page, said: “Louise Harvey sadly passed away recently after a blood clot formed in her body.

“It has been a shock to us all that this beautiful, young devoted mother of three has been taken away from us so early and without warning when she had so much to live for.

“We have received an overwhelming response from family and friends offering their condolences and support and would like to contribute in some way to ease the suffering her death has caused.

“We have decided to set this Just Giving page up so people can make their donations if they want to.

“Our main priority now is providing a stable and happy future for her children, so all proceeds will go towards supporting Louise’s three children.

“Louise’s legacy is her children, we only wish to provide them with the love and support that they need now and for the future.”

Professor Beverley Hunt, Medical Director of charity Thrombosis UK, said: “This is an extremely sad and tragic event and our thoughts are with Louise’s family.

“Hospitalisation is the greatest risk factor for blood clots, also known as venous thromboembolism (VTE) or thrombosis, and usually diagnosed as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE).

“Surgery of any kind increases a person’s risk of suffering a blood clot. It is essential and mandated in England that every person admitted to hospital should be VTE-risk assessed and patients receive preventative measures if they have risk factors such as being overweight, over 60 and previous blood clots.”


The Sun

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