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Fiber optics shine a light on blood clots during surgery

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Marathon surgery can be dangerous enough without the threat of blood clots forming in the patient. To counter that, surgeons administer blood thinning drugs throughout a procedure, but knowing when to do so often requires a separate lab test, which slows down the surgery. Show More Summary

Spinal cord injury patients face many serious health problems besides paralysis

(Loyola University Health System) Spinal cord patients are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease; pneumonia; life-threatening blood clots; bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction; constipation and other gastrointestinal problems; pressure ulcers; and chronic pain, according to a report published in the journal Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports.

Spinal Cord Injury Patients Face Many Serious Health Problems Besides Paralysis

Spinal cord injury patients are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease; pneumonia; life-threatening blood clots; bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction; constipation and other gastrointestinal problems; pressure ulcers; and chronic pain.

Unstable angina a common cause of heart attack: Causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention

There are three types of angina: stable, unstable, and variant. This article will focus primarily on unstable angina, which is when plaque in the blood vessels either ruptures or forms a blood clot, suddenly reducing or blocking theShow More Summary

Prediction and prevention of blood clots may be easier with new method

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University and Ohio State have developed a new method for predicting who is most at risk for developing thrombus. Thrombus occurs when blood clots form in the heart and can cause a disruption in blood flow,...Show More Summary

Preventing blood clots with a new metric for heart function

Scientists have discovered a new method for predicting those most at risk for thrombus, or blood clots, in the heart. The critical factor, they found, is the degree to which the mitral jet penetrates into the left ventricle of the heart.

Ban Sparks Panic Among Refugees Awaiting Urgent Medical Care In U.S.

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Al Ameen, a 33-year-old Iraqi refugee with hemophilia A, a genetic disorder that prevents proper blood clotting, has been living in Jordan awaiting medical care in the United States for two years. His condition is so advanced, his doctors...Show More Summary

Ban sparks panic among refugees awaiting urgent medical care in U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Al Ameen, a 33-year-old Iraqi refugee with hemophilia A, a genetic disorder that prevents proper blood clotting, has been living in Jordan awaiting medical care in the United States for two years. His condition is so advanced, his doctors have told him, that only a handful of facilities in the world can treat him.

Only FDA-Approved Device to Repair "Hole in the Heart" Condition Now Available at Baylor Heart and Vascular Services at Fort Worth

Baylor Heart and Vascular Services at Fort Worth on Tuesday, November 15, became the first program in Texas to implant the only FDA-approved device designed to prevent blood clots from entering the brain by sealing a hole in the heart. Show More Summary

Preventing blood clots with a new metric for heart function

(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) Scientists from Johns Hopkins University and Ohio State University have discovered a new method for predicting those most at risk for thrombus, or blood clots, in the heart. Show More Summary

How to protect yourself from blood clots while flying

Many Americans travel afar this time of year, potentially putting themselves at risk for deadly blood clots. Sitting for long periods in a car or airplane can limit blood circulation and cause a condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). In DVT, blood clots form in the deep veins of the lower...

Ischemic stroke: Causes, symptoms, types, and treatment

The most commonly occurring type of stroke, ischemic strokes happen when a blood clot blocks blood flow to the brain. Read on to learn the about the different types of ischemic strokes, what causes them, symptoms to look out for, … The post Ischemic stroke: Causes, symptoms, types, and treatment appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

Meet The Newest Blood Repelling Material Designed For Medical Implants

Why titanium with a twist could help doctors prevent dangerous blood clots after, for example, getting a stent.

Medical News Today: Could statins help to reduce blood clots in veins?

A research review suggests that statins - commonly used for reducing cholesterol to prevent cardiovascular disease - may also prevent blood clots in veins.

Chris Bosh: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation on Heat PF's Future

Although it's unclear whether Miami Heat power forward Chris Bosh will be able to resume his NBA career due to blood clots, front offices around the league are reportedly monitoring the situation in case the Heat decide to release him...Show More Summary

Statins could halt vein blood clots, research suggests

(University of Leicester) Statins could hold the key to eradicating one of the most preventable causes of hospital deaths after researchers uncovered a new role for the cholesterol-lowering pill.

Blood-repellent materials: A new approach to medical implants

(Colorado State University) Medical implants like stents, catheters and tubing introduce risk for blood clotting and infection -- a perpetual problem for many patients.Colorado State University engineers offer a potential solution: A specially grown, 'superhemophobic' titanium surface that's extremely repellent to blood. Show More Summary

Blood-repellent materials: A new approach to medical implants

Medical implants like stents, catheters and tubing introduce risk for blood clotting and infection - a perpetual problem for many patients.

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