Pulmonary Embolism News and Research

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A pulmonary embolism is a sudden blockage in a lung artery. The cause is usually a blood clot in the leg called a deep vein thrombosis that breaks loose and travels through the bloodstream to the lung.
Thalomid gives hope for blood cancer sufferers

Thalomid gives hope for blood cancer sufferers

Tamoxifen reduces the risk of invasive and noninvasive breast cancer

Tamoxifen reduces the risk of invasive and noninvasive breast cancer

Myriad Genetics nears completion of antithrombin drug trial

Myriad Genetics nears completion of antithrombin drug trial

More women are choosing to becoming pregnant later in life

More women are choosing to becoming pregnant later in life

Long-haul flights, length of time under anesthesia increase risk of developing blood clots

Long-haul flights, length of time under anesthesia increase risk of developing blood clots

MDCT overtakes ventilation-perfusion lung scan for diagnosing pulmonary embolism

MDCT overtakes ventilation-perfusion lung scan for diagnosing pulmonary embolism

Significant non-coronary findings found during heart CT scans point to importance of trained radiologists

Significant non-coronary findings found during heart CT scans point to importance of trained radiologists

Use of CT angiograms (CTAs) may be too high

Use of CT angiograms (CTAs) may be too high

Tamoxifen still not popular with women at risk of breast cancer

Tamoxifen still not popular with women at risk of breast cancer

Newer imaging technologies may lead to over treatment

Newer imaging technologies may lead to over treatment

Clot-dissolving drugs such as tPA may help detect potentially deadly leg clots

Clot-dissolving drugs such as tPA may help detect potentially deadly leg clots

Patients with cancer have a 7-fold increased risk for blood clots in the legs or lungs

Patients with cancer have a 7-fold increased risk for blood clots in the legs or lungs

Blood clots in the lungs could be prevented with computed tomography (CT) scans of the legs

Blood clots in the lungs could be prevented with computed tomography (CT) scans of the legs

Novel mutagenesis screen used to identify genetic suppressors of thrombosis

Novel mutagenesis screen used to identify genetic suppressors of thrombosis

Highly obese women are 12 times more likely to have diabetes

Highly obese women are 12 times more likely to have diabetes

Small proportion of women eligible for discussions about use of tamoxifen to prevent cancer

Small proportion of women eligible for discussions about use of tamoxifen to prevent cancer

Half of the complications and deaths due to in-hospital DVT can be prevented with once daily dalteparin

Half of the complications and deaths due to in-hospital DVT can be prevented with once daily dalteparin

Surgical flight syndrome: how to reduce the risks

Surgical flight syndrome: how to reduce the risks

Office surgery safety breakthrough

Office surgery safety breakthrough

Women get better picture on hormone replacement therapy

Women get better picture on hormone replacement therapy