A blood clot developed by a NASA Astronaut in pace has been cured in a miracle mission by a doctor sitting far back on the earth. Once the Astronaut developed the clot at the International Space Station, the space agency had called in blood clot expert Stephen Moll to help in the treatment.
Moll from the University of North Carolina developed a treatment plan in discussion with NASA doctors. The Astronaut had developed the clot in the Jugular vein. The Space Agency has not yet disclosed the name of the astronaut or when the clot was developed.
He was put on a 40 day injection before administering the oral pill for the blot clot. Before returning to the earth, the crew member discontinued the pills and thereafter required no further treatment, reports said.
As soon as Moll was called by NASA for the treatment of the clot, the reports said that the doctor jokingly said that he thought he could pay a visit to the space station to examine the patient. However, NASA told him that it was not possible to take the doctor at that moment to the space station but wanted him to evaluate and prepare a treatment protocol from the Chapel Hill.
It was the first time that a blood clot situation in zero gravity or in space has been experienced. It was for the first time that a DVT was being treated in Zero gravity. Normally a DVT patient would be given blood thinners from preventing the clot to become bigger and also to prevent it from entering other parts of the body, especially the lungs. The doctor said that there was also the risk of giving blood thinners as in some cases there was a possibility of bleeding, especially in the internal organs and it was difficult to stop. An emergency medical attention was needed but in the space station there was not much space for an emergency medical attention.
T5he clot was asymptomatic that means that there would not be any symptoms to make the patient aware of the clot. The DVT in the astronaut was found out when the astronaut was taking ultrasounds of their neck for a research on how body fluid redistributed in zero gravity.