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Deep Vein Thrombosis

Following the wild success of my critically acclaimed post on Pulmonary Embolism, I bring you the prequel- DVT.

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Definition: formation of a thrombus within the deep veins (most commonly of the calf or thigh) 664 more words

Medicine

Straight, No Chaser: The Medical Issues You Encounter While Flying

This week’s Straight, No Chaser posts have focused on the dangers presents by blood clots. Flying long distances presents a specific risk for development of blood clots. 627 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

Improved Efficacy, Technology Offers More Options for Treating DVT, PTS

By ROGER A. BONAU, MD, FACS

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) remains a formidable health problem in the United States. Despite aggressive attempts to reduce the incidence of DVT, an estimated 600,000-900,000 patients develop thrombosis yearly. 678 more words

Clinical

Straight, No Chaser: Why Are Athletes At Such Risk For Pulmonary Embolus?

Let’s begin today’s Straight, No Chaser by being sure not to overstate the case. All things being equal, young healthy individuals and superbly conditioned athletes have diminished risks for diseases across the board. 476 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

Straight, No Chaser: Pulmonary Embolus (A Blood Clot in the Lungs)

When I was a young, wide-eyed medical student, I learned that in a large number of cases, when people died from unexplained cases, the autopsies would often show the patient died from a pulmonary embolus. 572 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

Straight, No Chaser: Blood Clots in Your Legs – Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)

If you’re a sports fan, you’re likely aware of the death of a 52-year-old former star of the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers, Jerome Kersey, followed two days after by the discovery of the same condition in a current star of the NBA’s Miami Heat, Chris Bosh. 507 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

Heart disease in women

What are the problems in diagnosis of heart disease in women?

In general, heart disease is less common in women of childbearing age group. Hence both the patient and physician has low index of suspicion when women do have heart disease. 230 more words

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