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Tragic mum-of-three dies just days after breast enlargement operation

A mum-of-three died 17 days after a breast enlargement operation caused her to develop a blood clot, an inquest has heard.

Beauty therapist Louise Harvey wanted to "improve her appearance" and decided to boost her breast size with an augmentation procedure at a London clinic.

But after a while the 36-year-old developed a shortness of breath and was admitted to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, where she died on July 5 this year.

The cause of her death, which came just over two weeks after she went under the knife, was a pulmonary embolism following breast augmentation, the inquest heard this week.

The 36-year-old wanted to "improve her appearance" and decided to boost her breast size

Opening her inquest, a district 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 could not breathe.

A pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot gets caught in one of the arteries that go from the heart to the lungs.

Surgery is a risk factor for developing them.

Ms. Harvey's cause of death was a pulmonary embolism following breast augmentation

Ms. Harvey's inquest will take place on March 23 next year at the Norwich Coroners' Court and is expected to last a full day.

Meanwhile, friends of the mum have 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.

The mum had three children aged 18, 11 and six

"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 some way to easing the suffering it caused her death.

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

Ms. Harvey died in hospital on July 5 this year

"Our main priority now is providing a stable and happy future for her children, so all proceeds will go toward supporting Louise's three children; Kayleigh-Anne (18), Owen (11) and Jaxon (6).

"Louise's legacy is her children, we only want to provide them with the love and support that they need now and for the future."

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

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

Ms. Harvey's inquest will take place on March 23 next year

"Surgery of any kind increases the risk of suffering a blood clot.

"It is essential and mandated in England that every person admitted to a hospital should be assessed for a VTE risk, and patients will receive preventive measures if they have such risk factors as overweight, over 60 and previous blood clots.

"Knowing the risk factors and how much we can reduce these, such as the importance of keeping mobile, well hydrated and continuing with any treatment or medication advised by the healthcare professional, even when discharged from the hospital, is vital for preventing serious blood clots. developing.

All NHS England patients should receive information on thrombosis and advised to seek urgent medical attention if they develop any symptoms, such as breathlessness, unexplained pain, swelling or tenderness.

"The 'Let's Talk Clots' campaign is working to save lives through better awareness and increased understanding to prevent, protect and inform everyone about thrombosis."

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