Learning the "Plane" Truth About Economy Class Syndrome: Know the Risk Factors for DVT, Post-thrombotic Syndrome, Pulmonary Embolism
In the United States alone, nearly 2 million new cases of deep vein thrombosis or DVT occur each year, and 600,000 people with the condition are admitted to hospitals. During DVT Awareness Month, the public should recognize the risk factors for deep vein thrombosisit's not just from extended plane rides. In adults and children, DVT can lead to pulmonary embolism, post-thrombotic syndrome, permanent damage to the leg and even death. Interventional radiologists, doctors at the forefront of research into minimally invasive methods to treat DVT and its complications, are addressing these conditions with new techniques that are faster, safer and extremely effective at not only treatingbut destroyingthe clot.
(Embargoed for release until Monday, March 28, 2011, at 8 a.m. Eastern) B-roll and medical illustrations are available.
Treating Enlarged Prostates: No Scalpel Necessary
All men will have enlarged prostates if they live long enough. An estimated 19 million men in the United States have benign prostatic hyperplasia, characterized by urinary frequency, urgency, passing urine more often (particularly at night), weakened stream and incomplete bladder emptying. Find out more about how a new interventional radiology treatment that blocks bl
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Society of Interventional Radiology