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Does watching TV kill you or just an indicator for a sedentary life?

QPR fans don’t even get to jump up and celebrate often

People who spend more than 5 hours a day watching television appear to be at an increased risk of suffering fatal pulmonary embolism…

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Can syncope be related to pulmonary embolism (PE) in the absence of hemodynamic instability or right ventricular failure?

Although we often think of syncope caused by PE in the setting of right ventricular failure and shock, less serious PE can also cause syncope by triggering a vaso-vagal reflex as supported by several case reports (1). 146 more words

Cardiac Disease

Matching V/Q Scan abnormalities: two cases

Case 1:

A 27-year-old woman was referred for a lung scan by her GP. She had a persistent cough associated with dyspnoea and shortness of breath. 482 more words


It's All Fun and Games...

What do you get when you combine a six hour flight to Oceana, a seven hour drive to BWI, a nine hour flight to Ramstein and a 12 hour bus ride to Vicenza? 600 more words

Travel Stories

Is anticoagulation (AC) therapy recommended for treatment of vein thrombosis of upper extremities?

The short answer is “yes” when deep veins, such as brachial, axillary or subclavian,  are involved; cephalic and basilic veins are superficial. Although there are no randomized trials of AC therapy in patients with upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (UEDVT), the American College of Chest Physicians has recommended a 3-month course of AC therapy similar to that of leg DVT for several reasons (1,2): 1. 124 more words


One miserably roughed up ghost, rising from the ashes once more

Sometimes you fool yourself. You believe that you are invincible. You know that bad things happen to good people. You know that they have even happened to you. 458 more words


Pulmonary Rehabilitation – Day 15 & Day 16

On day 15, I walked up a level and managed to walk a bit. I must say it is way to fast for me and I cannot keep up the rhythm. 147 more words