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Nat Berhe having surgery to remove blood clot from calf

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.…

Nat Berhe, Giants Safety, Likely Out for Season for Surgery to Remove Blood Clot

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

Medical News Today: Single scan finds blood clots anywhere in body thanks to new probe

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.

2-year-old born with a heart defect defies the odds, inspires family

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 Dead At 61 From Blood Clot & Heart Attack: WWE Hall Of Famer Wrestled For 45 Years [Video]

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

WWE legend ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper died of heart attack caused by blood clot

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 -- Cause of Death ... Heart Attack from Blood Clot

"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…

Study Compares Heparin to Warfarin for Treatment of Blood Clots in Patients with Cancer

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 can cause blood clots in lower limbs

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

New method could detect blood clots anywhere in the body with a single scan

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.

Medical News Today: Patients at risk of clots may be missing out on life-saving treatment

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.

New blood clot-busting nanocapsule promises immediate care for heart attacks

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

Patients at risk for blood clots are not receiving recommended treatment

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

Phil Jones Injury: Updates on Manchester United Star's Thrombosis and Return

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

Blood Clots Show Limits of Quality Care Penalties

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

Medical News Today: Clot-busting nanocapsule could 'revolutionize stroke and heart attack treatment'

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.

Young physicians must take a leadership role. Here’s why.

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 […]

Hospital Penalties Based on Total Number of Blood Clots May Be Unfairly Imposed, Study Shows

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.

Research analyzes impact of case volume on outcomes for DVT treatment

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

Study Sees No Link Between Testosterone Therapy and Blood Clots

Finding was based on data from more than 30,000 American men, 40 and older

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