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Heat’s Chris Bosh out for season with blood clots on lung

Heat’s Chris Bosh out for season with blood clots on lung

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh will miss the remainder of the season with blood clots on his lung, the team announced Saturday. Bosh was hospitalized Thursday, but Heat officials declined Friday and early Saturday to reveal the diagnosis, also known as pulmonary embolism, until Saturday afternoon.635601339459955704-USATSI-8274256

“Bosh, who is receiving care under the guidance of Miami Heat team physicians at a Baptist Health System Hospital, is currently resting comfortably. Chris is OK, and his prognosis is good,” the Heat said in a news release. This is a serious condition, but Mark Rosen, medical director for the American College of Chest Physicans, said Bosh sought treatment reasonably promptly and avoided a life-or-death circumstance.

“Odds are very strong he will fully recover,” Mark Rosen, the medical director for the American College of Chest Physicans said. “However, it’s going to take a while. He’s not going to feel up for it for several weeks. Eventually this gets better.” A pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot breaks off in another part of the body, such as a leg, travels through the heart, goes into his lungs and stops in one of the smaller blood vessels in the lung.

Rosen said Bosh probably being treated with blood thinners, which will prevent more clots from forming. Rosen also said blood thinners won’t melt or dissolve the current clots on his lungs, but the body will get rid of the by on its own.