Strokes Demand Timely TreatmentEach year, over half a million people experience a stroke for the first time. Today many things can be done at the hospital to help.
Temple Docs Part Of International Study Testing New Way To Treat Stroke Causing Blood ClotsDr. Guillermo Linares, director of Neuro-Interventional Services says Temple Hospital is testing a new procedure.
Alternate Treatment For Blood Clots in Leg Drawing Medical AttentionDr. Riyaz Bashir, an interventional cardiovascular specialist at Temple University Hospital, says a minimally invasive procedure gives patients an alternative to medication.
Kimmo Timonen Diagnosed With Blood ClotsFlyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen diagnosed with blood clots.
Common Irregular Heartbeat Could Cause StrokeThe problem with atrial fibrillation is that an irregular heartbeat can lead to a situation where clots can damage the brain and result in stroke.
Some Simple Tips To Have Safer SurgeryA report says there are three things that can lead to better outcomes...
Regulating Blood ThinnersOne of the most unpredictable drugs that we prescribe as physicians is the blood thinner warfarin, well known as coumadin.
VTE ProphylaxisVTE prophylaxis is the medical term for preventing blood clots which often come as a result of surgery or prolonged bed rest.
Don't Ignore Irregular HeartbeatWhen 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.
Blood Banks Being Encouraged To Limit TransfusionsThe American Association of Blood Banks is recommending physicians be more careful about blood transfusions.
Venous ThromboembolismsA venous thromboembolism can be a major medical problem during a hospital stay but it can often be prevented from happening in the first place.
Monitoring Blood Thinners May Be Safely Done at HomeMonitoring 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.