Washington, DC (July 10, 2014) — Using an expensive agent to prevent blood clots in kidney failure patients' dialysis catheters may turn out to be less costly overall due to its ability to reduce medical complications, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). read more
A new device has been used to suck blood clots out of patients’ bodies, removing the need for invasive, high-risk surgery or blood transfusions. When a blood clot breaks away from a blood vessel wall and lodges in the lungs or heart, it can be fatal: over 32,000 people in the UK die every year as a result. While some...
Experts are now able to save patients from potentially fatal outcomes from blood clots, infected masses or foreign bodies from major cardiac blood vessels without performing open-heart surgery. The AngioVac is a catheter-based device in which thin tubes are inserted into two major veins in the body through the neck or groin area. Show More Summary
Experts at the UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (SCVC) are now able to save patients from potentially fatal outcomes from blood clots, infected masses or foreign bodies from major cardiac blood vessels without performing open-heart surgery by using a new, minimally invasive technology.
Covidien has unveiled its latest Trellis peripheral infusion system, “the only pharmacomechanical thrombolysis device that enables focused treatment of blood clots that lead to Post-thrombotic Syndrome (PTS),” according to the company. Show More Summary
One worry that has been raised about Merck’s Gardasil vaccine, for the human papilloma virus that causes cervical cancer, is that it might be causing an increased risk of blood clots, which can be deadly. But it’s difficult to know for sure whether a clot was caused by the vaccine, in part because they can [...]
Although some data has suggested a potential association between receipt of the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and subsequent venous thromboembolism (VTE; blood clot), an analysis that included more than 500,000 women who received the vaccine did not find an increased risk of VTE, according to a study in the July 9 issue of JAMA.
A new study published in The Lancet compares outcomes for two drugs used to prevent blood clot formation during emergency heart attack treatment. The study suggests that use of one of the drugs, heparin, could result in improved outcomes...Show More Summary
Dr. Thomas Wakefield, a graduate of Medical Colleage of Ohio, joins the leadership team at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. A surgeon-scientist, he researches new approaches to prevent and treat deadly blood clots.
The brains of Alzheimer's mice treated with the compound RU-505 showed less inflammation and improved blood flow than those of untreated mice. The treated mice also performed better on memory tests, researchers report. For more thanShow More Summary
Without a steady supply of blood, neurons can't work. That's why one of the culprits behind Alzheimer's disease is believed to be the persistent blood clots that often form in the brains of Alzheimer's patients, contributing to the condition's hallmark memory loss, confusion and cognitive decline. read more
There have been rumblings for years that Hillary Clinton’s health isn’t as rosy as she would like us all to believe. And a new book is giving details about what they claim is to blame for all of the rumors, claiming that Hillary hasShow More Summary
In an analysis that included data from 16 trials performed over the last 45 years, among patients with pulmonary embolism, receipt of therapy to dissolve the blood clot (thrombolysis) was associated with lower rates of death, but increased risks of major bleeding and intracranial hemorrhage, according to a study in the June 18 issue of JAMA. Show More Summary
It turns out We On 1 may not be the final collection of new DJ Rashad — who tragically passed away back in April as a result of a blood clot in his leg — material we hear after all. Though there aren’t many details yet outside of its...Show More Summary
A grandfather in England being rushed to the hospital with a blood clot that nearly cost him his leg was stunned when his ambulance pulled over to pick up hitchhikers. Glenn Buscombe, 60, was writhing in pain in the back of the emergency vehicle when it stopped in the early hours of the morning. Show More Summary
Before his head cracked against pavement, before the foot kicked his head, before surgeons removed part of his skull, before the seizures, the blood clots, the hemorrhaging — Bryan Stow, according to an expert, had the brain function of a college-educated man.
In the depth of my despair when Apollo was dying, the medical resident at the specialty hospital made a comment I will never forget. He was dying of a blood clot, a sequelae of hyperthyroidism and heart disease. I was in shambles, having come home from the gym to find him immobile on the couch, […]
People often associate pregnancy with fatigue and morning sickness but one more thing that pregnancy brings along with itself is the risk of blood clots. Blood clots during pregnancy are termed as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This is a preventable condition which is associated with blood clots that get formed inside the veins. Infact, pregnant […]
Hillary Clinton dismissed questions about her health during an interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer. Sawyer asked Clinton about the concussion and blood clot she sustained after a fall in late 2012. Though Clinton conceded the concussion...Show More Summary
by Rita Diller June 5, 2014 (STOPP) - Only 10 days after she began using the hormonal birth control NuvaRing, Olympic-bound athlete Megan Henry’s athletic career ended because of blood clots in her lungs. She is suing the NuvaRing manufacturer. After only a month of NuvaRing use, 27-year-old Lyndsey Agresta was…