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Still Alive

Here I am, almost a year out from my Bi-Lateral Saddle Pulmonary Embolism that, if left untreated, could have taken my life. I spent a month in the hospital (26 days actually, to be exact), from ICU to medical floors, transferred to two hospitals, here I am, that girl; the friend, the daughter, the horsewoman, the dog lover, the writer, the artist, the person who is beginning to not only recovering from a life altering medical emergency but one who is finding herself through it. 469 more words

Pulmonary Embolism - Development, Symptoms, and Treatment

Trained in China and the United States, Feng Qin, MD, now serves as an attending physician at two New York hospitals. Additionally, Feng Qin, MD, has shared his expertise as the author of several articles and book chapters, including a chapter on pulmonary embolism. 202 more words

Feng Qin MD

Mental Health Week blog: I need help and no one is listening to me

Parties, dinners, nights out on the town – no matter the event, I was always there. I remember the last big event I went to – before things started going sideways. 1,392 more words


Recovery - Done

I let the cat out of the bag earlier today on Twitter and Facebook, but, in case you didn’t hear the news,  I went to my hematologist today. 82 more words


Dabigatran Etexilate (Pradaxa®) - Direct Thrombin Inhibitor

Dabigatran etexilate is a direct-acting oral anticoagulant used in the prevention of thromboembolism in atrial fibrillation and in the prevention and treatment of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. 181 more words

Cardiovascular Drugs

Navigating Treatment Options for Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Disease

A patient was presented at the ER with an unprovoked deep vein thrombosis (DVT). It  was eventually assessed to require indefinite oral anticoagulation therapy. He was started on rivaroxaban, a NOAC (novel oral anticoagulant).   413 more words


Recovery Update

To recap, on December 20 of last year, I had a backache while having dinner with my family. The pain increased so we went to the emergency room the next night. 156 more words