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Blood clots likely in long travel

...sed with the duration of air travel.Like deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolisms are blood clots that are believed to be associated with long-distance travel. Frederic Lapostolle and colleagues, from Avicenne Hospital in Bobigny near Paris, studied all cases of pulmonary embolism needing care// on arr...

Lymphedema patients can benefit form exercise

...urgery, scar tissue formation, trauma,// deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in a vein), radiation, or other cancer treatment. A new study has now confirmed that upper-body exercise increases a patient's quality of life, contrary to earlier myths that repetitive upper-body exercise in breast cancer survivors encou...

Drug Reduces Risk of Clogged Arteries, Veins

...ly halves the risk of potentially deadly deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in people hospitalized with...obstruction of a vein that includes both deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism) than people who received a placebo,// according to the study results. In the...

Extended Therapy for Blood Clots

...illion Americans each year. VTE includes deep vein thrombosis (blood clots common in the thigh and back) and pulmonary embolism (blood clots common in the lung). Despite progress in diagnosis and treatment, VTE is still associated with high morbidity and mortality. While previous studies have shown a risk of re...

How Safe is Air Travel For Heart Patients

...he-knee compression stockings to prevent deep vein thrombosis Avoiding alcohol and drinking lots of other fluids to remain well hydrated...

Stockings Effective In Reducing The Effects Of Deep Vein Thrombosis

...ts diagnosed with their first episode of deep vein thrombosis in the legs. All of the patients received medicati... early use of stockings in patients with deep vein thrombosis is safe to use and well tolerated. They suggest this treatment be adopted for all patients with deep...

Understanding The Risks Of Hormone Therapy

...gen with progestin have double the risk for venous thrombosis ( VT ), a type of blood clot,// according to a recent study. VT affects one to two people in every 1,000. Risk for VT increases with age and is higher in men, blacks and obese individuals. Postmenopausal hormone therapy is associated with a two- to ...

Increased Risk For Venous Thrombosis In Cancer Patients

...sis. It was found that the overall risk of venous thrombosis was increased by seven-fold in patients with cance... after the diagnosis of cancer, the risk of venous thrombosis was highest (53-times greater risk). Patients with cancer with distant metastases had a higher risk ...

Computer System To Predict Deep Vein Thrombosis

...aided alert program that can predict the deep-vein thrombosis in patients. //There had not been much attempts ma...he condition in hospitalized patients. Deep-vein thrombosis or the formation of a blood clot inside a blood vessel is often a condition that affects people who ...

Joint replacement surgery outcomes may be affected by obesity and diabetes

...e conditions that may help in preventing deep vein thrombosis must be evaluated for these patients.With rising numbers of obese people and those suffering from diabetes, medics need to be more aware of the risks of after surgery complications as they will be having more and more such people coming for joint rep...

Risk of deep vein thrombosis less in people who were flight stockings when flying

...carrying bulky baggage in order to avoid deep vein thrombosis that can affect them. Deep-vein thrombosis or the formation of a blood clot inside a blood vessel is often a condition that affects people who ...

Analyzing The Side Effects Of Sirolimus Stents

... the stents could lead to increased rates of stent thrombosis due to delayed or absent endothelialization. Researchers compared endothelial function and coronary vasomotor response to exercise in 14 patients fitted with sirolimus-eluting stents and 11 control patients receiving bare metal stents. It was obser...

Stem Cell Therapy For Treating Heart Attacks

...tack: Also called myocardial infarction, coronary thrombosis or coronary occlusion, heart attack happens when the blood flow to the heart gets severely reduced or stopped altogether. Often heart attack is the direct result of formation of plaques on the blood vessels in a condition called atherosclerosis. ...

Air Pollution Linked To Heart Disease And Heart Attacks

...tack: Also called myocardial infarction, coronary thrombosis or coronary occlusion, heart attack happens when the blood flow to the heart gets severely reduced or stopped altogether. Often heart attack is the direct result of formation of plaques on the blood vessels in a condition called atherosclerosis. Ai...

Ultrasounds To Detect Changes In Heart Motions

...ttack: Also called myocardial infarction, coronary thrombosis or coronary occlusion, heart attack happens when the blood flow to the heart gets severely reduced or stopped altogether. Often heart attack is the direct result of formation of plaques on the blood vessels in a condition called atherosclerosis. /fo...

CT Pulmonary Angiography Scan More Effective In Detecting Dangerous Blood Clots In The Legs

...lism in 15 percent, or 243 patients; CTV deep vein thrombosis revealed in 148 or 9 percent of patients. Of those 148 patients, only 100 had been diagnosed with pulmonary embolism by CTPA. Performing CTV in addition to CTPA was found to increase the detection rate of thromboembolic disease by 20 percent. In c...

Ankle Fracture Surgery – Diabetics fare worse than non-diabetics

...er surgery - Prevent the formation of deep venous thrombosis (DVT), which can occur in surgery patients who are bedridden for extended periods of time. It is also widely appreciated that diabetic patients tend to have slower healing rates than non-diabetic patients, Ganesh continued. This can be important not...

Obesity Linked To Deep Vein Thrombosis

...s an independent risk factor for PE or deep venous thrombosis (DVT). The relative risk of DVT, comparing obese patients with non-obese patients, was 2.50. The relative risk of PE was 2.21. Obese females had a greater relative risk for DVT than obese males, 2.75 versus 2.02. Obesity had the greatest impact on ...

Cocoa: Doesn’t Taste Like Red Wine But Has Benefits Like It

... type can increase the risk of suffering deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Blood types in humans include A, B, AB or O. The study showed that people with blood type A, B or AB had an increased risk of DVT. Researcher, Dr Vania Morelli, from the Leiden University Medical Center in The Netherlands, said "A non-O blood...

Deep Vein Thrombosis Risk Increased During Long Travel

...now revealed that the risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) could be greater among long distance travelers. //The study represents the most comprehensive data published correlating DVT and travel. The risk of DVT was found to be greater with any form of travel, probably due to the immobility for a pro...

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