Patients with strokes caused by blood clots -known as acute ischemic strokes- who were admitted in July had similar outcomes compared to patients admitted any other month, according to a new study. The findings challenge concerns about...Show More Summary
If you have long holiday flights or drives ahead, it’s a good time to brush up on what you can do to prevent blood clots.
Researchers from Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City have identified a new "sliding scale" model used to rule out potentially deadly blood clots in the lungs, known as pulmonary embolisms, that is more accurate than current...Show More Summary
Investigators found that using intra-arterial treatment to remove a stroke-causing blood clot in a large vessel supplying blood to the brain provides better outcomes than trying to dissolve the clot using a clot-busting drug (lytic) alone.
Researchers have found that directly removing large blood clots in the brain greatly improves the prognosis for people having the most severe strokes.
Michael Waltrip Racing announced that Brian Vickers will miss what it termed the "early part" of the 2015 season after complications from a 2010 procedure. In 2010, Vickers missed 25 races because of blood clots in his leg and lungs....Show More Summary
Happy Monday! If you're having a bad day, I've got just the thing to make it better: A chilling (well, very warm, actually) tale of a woman who swallowed her own blood clots while trying to perform fellatio upon her partner. And then he roman showered here. How does that even happen? Let me paint you a picture. Read more...
A layer of cells lines the interior of blood vessels. When blood flows through the vessels, such cells only divide to replace dead cells. However, if there is a blood clot preventing blood from flowing across the cells, they begin to divide actively. Show More Summary
I recently wrote about one of the best trans-Atlantic flights I've ever had. The article was called, "I've Figured Out How To Fly First Class For The Price Of Coach! ;-)" I put t he emoji in the headline to indicate the lighthearted tone of the story and to suggest that there was some trick to it. Show More Summary
(SAN FRANCISCO, December 7, 2014) - Studies presented at the 56th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition compare new and standard-of-care treatments for blood clots and further illuminate clot risks in vulnerable populations, such as cancer patients. read more
Nature's ingenious systems: A layer of cells called endothelial cells lines the interior of blood vessels. When blood flows through the vessels, such cells only divide to replace dead cells. However, if there is a blood clot preventing blood from flowing across the endothelial cells, they begin to divide more actively. Show More Summary
The longer surgery lasts the more prone patients appear to be to develop blood clots (venous thromboembolisms, VTE), according to a report published online by JAMA Surgery. The association between longer surgical procedures and death, including VTE, is widely accepted but it has yet to be quantitatively addressed. Show More Summary
CHICAGO --- The longer the duration of surgery, the higher the risk of a life-threatening blood clot, according to the first large-scale, quantitative national study of the risk across all surgical procedures. The Northwestern Medicine study was published Dec. 3 in JAMA Surgery, the Journal of the American Medical Association. read more
The research reads like a Surgeon General’s warning: Prolonged periods of sitting can lead to obesity, heart disease, blood clots and spinal compression, according to the latest medical studies. To combat this modern office horror, an artist and an architecture … Read more ›
With the November 19 announcement that first-line right wing Pascal Dupuis is sidelined for months with a blood clot, hockey experts prognosticated that the Pittsburgh Penguins would need to swing a trade to add depth at forward. "Not so fast," says current Penguin Blake Comeau. Show More Summary
When Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis was sidelined for the season Nov. 19 with a blood clot in his leg, it heightened the need for a capable top-six forward to pair with either Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin. First-year Pittsburgh...Show More Summary
Nene Leakes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta made an appearance on the Dr. Oz show earlier this week (November 18, 2014). Dr. Mehmet Oz spoke to the reality star about her pulmonary embolism (Blood Clots) and Leakes reconfirmed that...Show More Summary
Gene therapy has transformed life for men with a severe form of hemophilia B by providing a safe, reliable source of the blood clotting protein Factor IX that has allowed some to adopt a more active lifestyle, researchers report.
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis will miss at least six months, and the future of his NHL career is in doubt, after being diagnosed on Monday with a blood clot in his lung, the team announced Wednesday afternoon.
Pascal Dupuis will miss at least six months due to a blood clot. It is another unfortunate chapter in recent health scares for the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis will miss at least six months due to a blood clot in his lung, the team announced on Wednesday afternoon. Show More Summary