Blood Clots

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Temple Docs Part Of International Study Testing New Way To Treat Stroke Causing Blood Clots

Dr. Guillermo Linares, director of Neuro-Interventional Services says Temple Hospital is testing a new procedure.

08/31/2014

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Alternate Treatment For Blood Clots in Leg Drawing Medical Attention

Dr. Riyaz Bashir, an interventional cardiovascular specialist at Temple University Hospital, says a minimally invasive procedure gives patients an alternative to medication.

08/06/2014

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Kimmo Timonen Diagnosed With Blood Clots

Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen diagnosed with blood clots.

08/05/2014

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Common Irregular Heartbeat Could Cause Stroke

The problem with atrial fibrillation is that an irregular heartbeat can lead to a situation where clots can damage the brain and result in stroke.

12/06/2013

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Some Simple Tips To Have Safer Surgery

A report says there are three things that can lead to better outcomes…

09/27/2013

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Regulating Blood Thinners

One of the most unpredictable drugs that we prescribe as physicians is the blood thinner warfarin, well known as coumadin. 

11/12/2012

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VTE Prophylaxis

VTE prophylaxis is the medical term for preventing blood clots which often come as a result of surgery or prolonged bed rest.

08/06/2012

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Don’t Ignore Irregular Heartbeat

When I tell my patients they have an irregular heartbeat I am often surprised by the fact that they say they knew that they had something wrong and could feel it but chose to ignore the problem. Don’t.

06/18/2012

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Blood Banks Being Encouraged To Limit Transfusions

The American Association of Blood Banks is recommending physicians be more careful about blood transfusions.

03/26/2012

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Venous Thromboembolisms

A venous thromboembolism can be a major medical problem during a hospital stay but it can often be prevented from happening in the first place.

04/20/2011

Monitoring Blood Thinners May Be Safely Done at Home

Monitoring blood thinners, such as Coumadin, has usually been done in a clinical setting but at-home monitoring systems – not unlike those used by diabetics to monitor blood sugar levels – may be safe and effective.

10/25/2010

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