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Medical News Today: Ischemic stroke: Causes, symptoms, and risk factors

An ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot or plaque buildup. Strokes have several signs that can alert someone to the need for emergency care.

Blood Clot, Pneumonia May Have Killed Otto Warmbier

When Otto Warmbier was returned from North Korea last week after being held for more than a year, he was in a state of "unresponsive wakefulness" but otherwise stable—until he died suddenly Monday. Now NBC News reports doctors are trying to figure out what happened. One expert says Warmbier's...

What killed Otto Warmbier? Maybe an infection or blood clot

Pneumonia, a blood clot, kidney failure or sepsis could have killed Otto Warmbier, but he almost certainly never had a chance of recovering, neurologists said Monday. Read more...

Tiny Forward Facing Ultrasound Drill to Bust Through Blood Clots

Intravascular ultrasound devices are used on a regular basis to break up blood clots. These devices deliver high frequency ultrasound energy from a side facing transducer, shaking up clots and opening up blood vessels. Because of engineering limitations that have resulted in ultrasound being emitted laterally, the clots don’t break up as well as they […]

Ultrasound drill blasts clots, not blood vessels

When it comes to obliterating the blood clots that cause deep vein thrombosis, doctors have at least two options: intravascular ultrasound tools or tiny diamond-tipped drills. Unfortunately, both approaches have drawbacks. A new ultrasound...Show More Summary

New ultrasound 'drill' targets deep vein blood clots

(North Carolina State University) Researchers have developed a new surgical tool that uses low-frequency intravascular ultrasound to break down blood clots that cause deep vein thrombosis. The tool is the first ultrasound 'drill' that...Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Snake venom could lead to safer blood clot prevention

Researchers have found that a protein in the venom of the Tropidolaemus wagleri snake may lead to a safer antiplatelet medication.

Clinical benefit of clot retrieval now proven up to 24 hours after major ischemic stroke

Mechanical thrombectomy, which is an endovascular treatment to remove a stroke-causing blood clot in the brain, is effective in some patients even when performed within 6 to 24 hours after a stroke, results of an international, randomized controlled research study show.

Clinical benefit of clot retrieval now proven up to 24 hours after major ischemic stroke

(Rush University Medical Center) Results of an international, randomized controlled research study show that mechanical thrombectomy, which is an endovascular treatment to remove a stroke-causing blood clot in the brain, is effective in some patients even when performed within 6 to 24 hours after a stroke.

Clinical Benefit of Clot Retrieval Now Proven Up to 24 Hours After Major Ischemic Stroke

Results of an international, randomized controlled research study show that mechanical thrombectomy, which is an endovascular treatment to remove a stroke-causing blood clot in the brain, is effective in some patients even when performed within 6 to 24 hours after a stroke.

Report: Chris Bosh’s Illness is Career-Ending

An NBA doctor says that the blood clots in Bosh lungs and legs are too dangerous to play with. The post Report: Chris Bosh’s Illness is Career-Ending appeared first on SLAMonline.

BREAKING: Doctor Rules That Chris Bosh’s illness Is Career-Ending

Last February, the terrible news came down that the blood clots in the lung that Chris Bosh had the previous season had returned, and therefore he couldn’t play basketball or be involved in any physical contact. Bosh hasn’t played for the Heat in a game since. On Friday, the news got that much worse for Bosh as […]

HIV-Positive People 10 Times More Likely to Get Thrombosis

They're more susceptible to an intense blood clot in the vein, but that doesn't mean more drugs are needed.

Understanding Strokes and TPA

A stroke is a "brain attack" and occurs when blood supply to the brain is cut off. According to Kenneth A. Levin, M.D., Medical Director, The Valley Hospital Stroke Center, "Most strokes are caused by a blood clot that has built up on...Show More Summary

Small Molecule Prevents Blood Clots Without Increasing Bleeding Risk

It may be possible to disrupt harmful blood clots in people at risk for heart attack or stroke without increasing their risk of bleeding, according to a new study published in Nature Communications.

HIV-Positive People With Blood Clots Require No Difference in Warfarin Dosing

People living with HIV are up to 10 times more likely to have venous thrombosis, an intense blood clot in the vein.

Five Potential Destinations For Chris Bosh In The 2017 NBA Free Agency [Opinion]

Chris Bosh missed the entire 2016-17 NBA season and the second half of the 2014-15 and 2015-16 NBA seasons due to blood clot issues. Bosh insisted in several interviews that he wants to continue playing but the Miami Heat doctors do not want to clear him. Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Cleveland Cavaliers Could Be Eyeing Chris Bosh Next Season

Chris Bosh sudden halt in his NBA career is one of the NBA’s top stories two seasons ago. Blood clotting in his leg cut short a hall of fame worthy career that netted Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat two championships during the big three era. Show More Summary

Pulmonary Thrombosis-on-a-Chip provides new avenue for drug development

(Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) Researchers at the Wyss Institute have engineered a model of human pulmonary thrombosis using its Organ-on-a-Chip platform that mimics in vivo blood clot formation and...Show More Summary

Blood clot in the eye and how to get rid of it

The eyes are delicate organs and can be prone to injury and damage. Blood clots in the eye often appear as red spots and can occur spontaneously. They are generally considered harmless and disappear on their own. These clots form … The post Blood clot in the eye and how to get rid of it appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

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