25 05, 2016

When is Fatigue a Symptom of Something Serious?

By | 2018-03-12T14:16:57+00:00 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 | 2016-05-09T17:03:21+00:00 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 | 2018-03-12T14:16:58+00:00 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 | 2018-03-12T14:16:59+00:00 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 [...]