The Giants got rookie safety Landon Collins back on the field this week, but the injury news at the position isn’t all good. Nat Berhe has missed time this summer with a calf injury and he announced on Twitter that he is having surgery on Friday to remove a hardened blood clot from his calf.…
A calf injury has dogged New York Giants safety Nat Berhe for most of the month. Having found the source of the issue, the 24-year-old can fully begin his recovery. Continue for updates. Berhe Could Miss Rest of Season Following Surgery on Calf Thursday, Aug. Show More Summary
At present, patients have to have several types of scans on different body areas to find a blood clot. Now, a new type of probe promises to locate a blood clot in one PET scan.
On this week's Everyone Has a Story, the Klaine family openly discusses their journey to save their two-year-old son Silas, who was born with a serious heart defect, a virus that affects the brain, and a blood clot in his liver. Silas' ability to persevere regularly inspires others to believe in miracles.
Rowdy Roddy Piper was known first as a wrestling legend and then as an actor. Rowdy died last month, and it has now been revealed that Roddy’s cause of death was a pulmonary embolism, reported MSN. Piper, 61, had struggled with hypertension. Show More Summary
The cause of death for “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the WWE Hall of Famer and wrestling legend, was a heart attack caused by a blood clot in one of his lungs. Piper, 61, had suffered from high blood pressure, according to the death certificate obtained by TMZ, and was found dead July 31 inside his Hollywood, […]
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper died from a blood clot in his lungs... TMZ has learned. We've obtained a copy of the death certificate, which shows the wrestling legend had pulmonary embolism (a blood clot) that triggered a heart attack. The death certificate…
Among patients with active cancer and acute symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE; blood clots in the deep veins), the use of the low molecular-weight heparin tinzaparin daily for 6 months compared with warfarin did not significantly...Show More Summary
Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are frequently used by healthcare professionals to obtain long-term central venous access in hospitalized patients. While there are numerous benefits associated with PICCs, a potential complication is deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or blood clots, in upper limbs. Show More Summary
A blood clot can potentially trigger heart attacks, strokes and other medical emergencies. Treatment requires finding its exact location, but current techniques can only look at one part of the body at once. Now, researchers are reporting a method, tested in rats, that may someday allow physicians to quickly scan the entire body for a blood clot.
A study conducted at a tertiary care cardiology center has found that many patients at high risk of blood clots are not being prescribed recommended treatment.
When blood clots form in the aftermath of a heart attack or stroke, medications can be deployed to break them apart, but delivery is tricky. Getting the medicine to the clot takes some guesswork and there's no guarantee it will arrive in the right dosage, with complications like hemorrhaging a real possibility. Show More Summary
Venous thromboembolism, encompassing blood clots in leg veins or clots that travel to the lungs, is the most common cause of preventable death in hospital settings. While these clots can be prevented by VTE prophylaxis, which reduces mortality by as much as 80 percent, it is not universally prescribed for high-risk patients. Show More Summary
Manchester United have announced defender Phil Jones won't be back in action for at least three weeks after it was revealed he's suffering from mild thrombosis. Continue for updates. Blood Clot Delays Jones' Season Saturday, August 8 Jones...Show More Summary
By ELLIOT R. HAUT, MD In the world of medicine, blood clots during hospitalization have become synonymous with imperfect care. As many as 600,000 patients per year experience a blood clot, and more than 100,000 die as a result, accounting for between 5 and 10 percent of hospital deaths. Regulatory agencies have taken clots as
Researchers who developed a clot-busting, drug-loaded nanocapsule that precisely targets blood clots say it may offer a safer way to to treat stroke and heart attack.
My young patient was dying as a blood clot under the cover of her brain accumulated and began compressing the fragile tissue within her skull. She needed surgery to remove the clot that would save her life. As the team pushed her from CT scanner to the operating room, it was soon realized labs were […]
Johns Hopkins researchers say their review of 128 medical case histories suggests that financial penalties imposed on Maryland hospitals based solely on the total number of patients who suffer blood clots in the lung or leg fail to account for clots that occur despite the consistent and proper use of the best preventive therapies.
Patients who have lower extremity proximal deep vein thrombosis, or a blood clot in their leg, are increasingly undergoing minimally invasive catheter-based clot removal -- also referred to as catheter-directed thrombolysis -- rather than solely being treated with traditional blood-thinning medications. Show More Summary
Finding was based on data from more than 30,000 American men, 40 and older