1 06, 2016

Cancer and DVT/PE – A Deadly Combo

By | June 1st, 2016|DVT/PE|0 Comments

Approximately 39.6% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetime. That’s a staggering number. Even more concerning is that patients with cancer who also develop DVT/PE have a significantly higher chance of dying. One study determined that the probability of death within 183 days of admission is over [...]

25 05, 2016

When is Fatigue a Symptom of Something Serious?

By | May 25th, 2016|DVT/PE, PE|0 Comments

Classic symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) include sudden onset pain, swelling, shortness of breath, and even discolored skin in the area of the blood clot.  However, sometimes the symptoms are easy to pass off as something else. Fatigue is one of those times. Knowing when fatigue might mean a blood [...]

18 05, 2016

Antibiotics, Blood Thinners, and You

By | May 18th, 2016|DVT/PE, PE|0 Comments

Before antibiotics, people frequently died from what we now consider minor infections. There’s no question that they save lives and are sometimes needed. If you take blood thinners, there are two things you need to know about antibiotics: Many antibiotics interact with anticoagulants and make them more effective, raising the risk of internal bleeding. Some [...]

11 05, 2016

The Dangers of a Sudden Cough

By | May 11th, 2016|DVT/PE, PE|0 Comments

Most people don’t consider a sudden cough dangerous, even if it’s persistent. In general, they’re right. Most persistent coughs come from post-nasal drip, allergies, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD, aka heartburn). However, a sudden and persistent cough can be a symptom of a life-threatening condition—pulmonary embolism (PE). What’s A Pulmonary Embolism? PE is the medical [...]

18 04, 2016

Medshoola Vascular Seatbelt

By | April 18th, 2016|PE|0 Comments

Over 32,000 Americans died in motor vehicle accidents last year. (1) We all have the opportunity to decrease that risk personally by wearing our seatbelts. Between 60,000 and 100,000 Americans die each year from blood clots or so called DVT/PE events. (2) Is there a “seatbelt” for our circulatory system to decrease that risk? Now the answer [...]

18 04, 2016

DVT and Pulmonary Embolism

By | April 18th, 2016|DVT/PE|0 Comments

A Pulmonary Embolism (PE) is a blood clot which traveled to the lung from somewhere else. PE can be fatal if it isn’t treated on time. PE kills more people than MVA (traffic accidents), breast cancer, and AIDS combined—100, 000 deaths each year. What Causes PE? There are many causes, but most patients develop DVT [...]

3 04, 2016

Chest Pain

By | April 3rd, 2016|DVT/PE, Lymphedema Products|0 Comments

Chest pain is a common symptom of a heart attack, but most chest pain isn’t due to a heart attack or related to heart disease. In the United States, chest pain is the second most common complaint for emergency room visits—totaling almost 6 million visits to the ER every year. What Causes Chest Pain Beyond [...]