Saturday, August 21, 2010

Vickers Admits Heart Surgery Last Month

At a press conference at Bristol Saturday, NASCAR driver Brian Vickers says he had
heart surgery last month as part of his treatment for blood clots.

Vickers stopped racing in May when doctors discovered clots in his leg and lungs. He said a third clot was found in a finger on his left hand. He said he had surgery to close a hole in his heart, and another one to insert a stent into a vein in his left leg.

He says doctors found he suffers from something called May-Thurner syndrome, a blood clot disorder that increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis.

Doctors say he's still okay to return to racing next season.

Here's a flashback to what Vickers did for his racing team...
Last season at Michigan...
((HT: nascarcrashes2/NASCAR/ESPN))

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