Pulmonary Embolism: Blocking of the PULMONARY ARTERY or one of its branches by an EMBOLUS.Clot Retraction: Retraction of a clot resulting from contraction of PLATELET pseudopods attached to FIBRIN strands. The retraction is dependent on the contractile protein thrombosthenin. Clot retraction is used as a measure of platelet function.Blood Coagulation: The process of the interaction of BLOOD COAGULATION FACTORS that results in an insoluble FIBRIN clot.Fibrin: A protein derived from FIBRINOGEN in the presence of THROMBIN, which forms part of the blood clot.Embolism, Fat: Blocking of a blood vessel by fat deposits in the circulation. It is often seen after fractures of large bones or after administration of CORTICOSTEROIDS.Embolism: Blocking of a blood vessel by an embolus which can be a blood clot or other undissolved material in the blood stream.Fibrinolysis: The natural enzymatic dissolution of FIBRIN.Intracranial Embolism: Blocking of a blood vessel in the SKULL by an EMBOLUS which can be a blood clot (THROMBUS) or other undissolved material in the blood stream. Most emboli are of cardiac origin and are associated with HEART DISEASES. Other non-cardiac sources of emboli are usually associated with VASCULAR DISEASES.Thrombelastography: Use of a thrombelastograph, which provides a continuous graphic record of the physical shape of a clot during fibrin formation and subsequent lysis.Embolism, Paradoxical: Blockage of an artery due to passage of a clot (THROMBUS) from a systemic vein to a systemic artery without its passing through the lung which acts as a filter to remove blood clots from entering the arterial circulation. Paradoxical embolism occurs when there is a defect that allows a clot to cross directly from the right to the left side of the heart as in the cases of ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECTS or open FORAMEN OVALE. Once in the arterial circulation, a clot can travel to the brain, block an artery, and cause a STROKE.Thrombosis: Formation and development of a thrombus or blood clot in the blood vessel.Tissue Plasminogen Activator: A proteolytic enzyme in the serine protease family found in many tissues which converts PLASMINOGEN to FIBRINOLYSIN. It has fibrin-binding activity and is immunologically different from UROKINASE-TYPE PLASMINOGEN ACTIVATOR. The primary sequence, composed of 527 amino acids, is identical in both the naturally occurring and synthetic proteases.Fibrinogen: Plasma glycoprotein clotted by thrombin, composed of a dimer of three non-identical pairs of polypeptide chains (alpha, beta, gamma) held together by disulfide bonds. Fibrinogen clotting is a sol-gel change involving complex molecular arrangements: whereas fibrinogen is cleaved by thrombin to form polypeptides A and B, the proteolytic action of other enzymes yields different fibrinogen degradation products.Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis: Embolism or thrombosis involving blood vessels which supply intracranial structures. Emboli may originate from extracranial or intracranial sources. Thrombosis may occur in arterial or venous structures.Embolism, Amniotic Fluid: Blocking of maternal circulation by AMNIOTIC FLUID that is forced into uterine VEINS by strong UTERINE CONTRACTION near the end of pregnancy. It is characterized by the sudden onset of severe respiratory distress and HYPOTENSION that can lead to maternal DEATH.Factor XIIIa: Activated form of FACTOR XIII, a transglutaminase, which stabilizes the formation of the fibrin polymer (clot) culminating the blood coagulation cascade.Fibrinolytic Agents: Fibrinolysin or agents that convert plasminogen to FIBRINOLYSIN.Blood Coagulation Tests: Laboratory tests for evaluating the individual's clotting mechanism.Ultrasonic Therapy: The use of focused, high-frequency sound waves to produce local hyperthermia in certain diseased or injured parts of the body or to destroy the diseased tissue.Hemostatics: Agents acting to arrest the flow of blood. Absorbable hemostatics arrest bleeding either by the formation of an artificial clot or by providing a mechanical matrix that facilitates clotting when applied directly to the bleeding surface. These agents function more at the capillary level and are not effective at stemming arterial or venous bleeding under any significant intravascular pressure.Plasminogen: Precursor of plasmin (FIBRINOLYSIN). It is a single-chain beta-globulin of molecular weight 80-90,000 found mostly in association with fibrinogen in plasma; plasminogen activators change it to fibrinolysin. It is used in wound debriding and has been investigated as a thrombolytic agent.Hemoglobin H: An abnormal hemoglobin composed of four beta chains. It is caused by the reduced synthesis of the alpha chain. This abnormality results in ALPHA-THALASSEMIA.alpha-2-Antiplasmin: A member of the serpin superfamily found in plasma that inhibits the lysis of fibrin clots which are induced by plasminogen activator. It is a glycoprotein, molecular weight approximately 70,000 that migrates in the alpha 2 region in immunoelectrophoresis. It is the principal plasmin inactivator in blood, rapidly forming a very stable complex with plasmin.High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Ablation: The use of focused, high-frequency sound waves to destroy tissue. It is sometimes used in conjunction with but is distinct from INTERVENTIONAL ULTRASONOGRAPHY.Thrombolytic Therapy: Use of infusions of FIBRINOLYTIC AGENTS to destroy or dissolve thrombi in blood vessels or bypass grafts.Hemostasis: The process which spontaneously arrests the flow of BLOOD from vessels carrying blood under pressure. It is accomplished by contraction of the vessels, adhesion and aggregation of formed blood elements (eg. ERYTHROCYTE AGGREGATION), and the process of BLOOD COAGULATION.Blood Coagulation Disorders: Hemorrhagic and thrombotic disorders that occur as a consequence of abnormalities in blood coagulation due to a variety of factors such as COAGULATION PROTEIN DISORDERS; BLOOD PLATELET DISORDERS; BLOOD PROTEIN DISORDERS or nutritional conditions.Fibrinolysin: A product of the lysis of plasminogen (profibrinolysin) by PLASMINOGEN activators. It is composed of two polypeptide chains, light (B) and heavy (A), with a molecular weight of 75,000. It is the major proteolytic enzyme involved in blood clot retraction or the lysis of fibrin and quickly inactivated by antiplasmins.Factor XIII: A fibrin-stabilizing plasma enzyme (TRANSGLUTAMINASES) that is activated by THROMBIN and CALCIUM to form FACTOR XIIIA. It is important for stabilizing the formation of the fibrin polymer (clot) which culminates the coagulation cascade.Embolism, Cholesterol: Blocking of a blood vessel by CHOLESTEROL-rich atheromatous deposits, generally occurring in the flow from a large artery to small arterial branches. It is also called arterial-arterial embolization or atheroembolism which may be spontaneous or iatrogenic. Patients with spontaneous atheroembolism often have painful, cyanotic digits of acute onset.Streptokinase: Streptococcal fibrinolysin . An enzyme produced by hemolytic streptococci. It hydrolyzes amide linkages and serves as an activator of plasminogen. It is used in thrombolytic therapy and is used also in mixtures with streptodornase (STREPTODORNASE AND STREPTOKINASE). EC 3.4.-.Thrombin: An enzyme formed from PROTHROMBIN that converts FIBRINOGEN to FIBRIN.Venous Thrombosis: The formation or presence of a blood clot (THROMBUS) within a vein.Cerebral Hemorrhage: Bleeding into one or both CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES including the BASAL GANGLIA and the CEREBRAL CORTEX. It is often associated with HYPERTENSION and CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA.Embolectomy: Surgical removal of an obstructing clot or foreign material which has been transported from a distant vessel by the bloodstream. Removal of a clot at its original site is called THROMBECTOMY.Heparin: A highly acidic mucopolysaccharide formed of equal parts of sulfated D-glucosamine and D-glucuronic acid with sulfaminic bridges. The molecular weight ranges from six to twenty thousand. Heparin occurs in and is obtained from liver, lung, mast cells, etc., of vertebrates. Its function is unknown, but it is used to prevent blood clotting in vivo and vitro, in the form of many different salts.Anticoagulants: Agents that prevent clotting.Hemorrhage: Bleeding or escape of blood from a vessel.Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Bleeding into the intracranial or spinal SUBARACHNOID SPACE, most resulting from INTRACRANIAL ANEURYSM rupture. It can occur after traumatic injuries (SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE, TRAUMATIC). Clinical features include HEADACHE; NAUSEA; VOMITING, nuchal rigidity, variable neurological deficits and reduced mental status.Ventilation-Perfusion Ratio: The ratio of alveolar ventilation to simultaneous alveolar capillary blood flow in any part of the lung. (Stedman, 25th ed)Plasminogen Activators: A heterogeneous group of proteolytic enzymes that convert PLASMINOGEN to FIBRINOLYSIN. They are concentrated in the lysosomes of most cells and in the vascular endothelium, particularly in the vessels of the microcirculation.Blood Platelets: Non-nucleated disk-shaped cells formed in the megakaryocyte and found in the blood of all mammals. They are mainly involved in blood coagulation.Platelet Activation: A series of progressive, overlapping events, triggered by exposure of the PLATELETS to subendothelial tissue. These events include shape change, adhesiveness, aggregation, and release reactions. When carried through to completion, these events lead to the formation of a stable hemostatic plug.Blood: The body fluid that circulates in the vascular system (BLOOD VESSELS). Whole blood includes PLASMA and BLOOD CELLS.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Vena Cava Filters: Mechanical devices inserted in the inferior vena cava that prevent the migration of blood clots from deep venous thrombosis of the leg.Thromboembolism: Obstruction of a blood vessel (embolism) by a blood clot (THROMBUS) in the blood stream.Rabbits: The species Oryctolagus cuniculus, in the family Leporidae, order LAGOMORPHA. Rabbits are born in burrows, furless, and with eyes and ears closed. In contrast with HARES, rabbits have 22 chromosome pairs.Thrombophlebitis: Inflammation of a vein associated with a blood clot (THROMBUS).Dogs: The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, comprising about 400 breeds, of the carnivore family CANIDAE. They are worldwide in distribution and live in association with people. (Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1065)Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Stroke: A group of pathological conditions characterized by sudden, non-convulsive loss of neurological function due to BRAIN ISCHEMIA or INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES. Stroke is classified by the type of tissue NECROSIS, such as the anatomic location, vasculature involved, etiology, age of the affected individual, and hemorrhagic vs. non-hemorrhagic nature. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp777-810)Disease Models, Animal: Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.Recombinant Proteins: Proteins prepared by recombinant DNA technology.Fibrin Clot Lysis Time: A measurement of the time needed for FIBRINOLYSIS to occur.Echocardiography, Transesophageal: Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues using a transducer placed in the esophagus.Angiography: Radiography of blood vessels after injection of a contrast medium.Tomography, X-Ray Computed: Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.Foramen Ovale, Patent: A condition in which the FORAMEN OVALE in the ATRIAL SEPTUM fails to close shortly after birth. This results in abnormal communications between the two upper chambers of the heart. An isolated patent ovale foramen without other structural heart defects is usually of no hemodynamic significance.Acute Disease: Disease having a short and relatively severe course.Venous Thromboembolism: Obstruction of a vein or VEINS (embolism) by a blood clot (THROMBUS) in the blood stream.Ventricular Dysfunction, Right: A condition in which the RIGHT VENTRICLE of the heart was functionally impaired. This condition usually leads to HEART FAILURE or MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, and other cardiovascular complications. Diagnosis is made by measuring the diminished ejection fraction and a depressed level of motility of the right ventricular wall.Pulmonary Artery: The short wide vessel arising from the conus arteriosus of the right ventricle and conveying unaerated blood to the lungs.Tomography, Spiral Computed: Computed tomography where there is continuous X-ray exposure to the patient while being transported in a spiral or helical pattern through the beam of irradiation. This provides improved three-dimensional contrast and spatial resolution compared to conventional computed tomography, where data is obtained and computed from individual sequential exposures.Warfarin: An anticoagulant that acts by inhibiting the synthesis of vitamin K-dependent coagulation factors. Warfarin is indicated for the prophylaxis and/or treatment of venous thrombosis and its extension, pulmonary embolism, and atrial fibrillation with embolization. It is also used as an adjunct in the prophylaxis of systemic embolism after myocardial infarction. Warfarin is also used as a rodenticide.Thrombectomy: Surgical removal of an obstructing clot or foreign material from a blood vessel at the point of its formation. Removal of a clot arising from a distant site is called EMBOLECTOMY.Swine: Any of various animals that constitute the family Suidae and comprise stout-bodied, short-legged omnivorous mammals with thick skin, usually covered with coarse bristles, a rather long mobile snout, and small tail. Included are the genera Babyrousa, Phacochoerus (wart hogs), and Sus, the latter containing the domestic pig (see SUS SCROFA).Phlebography: Radiographic visualization or recording of a vein after the injection of contrast medium.Femoral Vein: The vein accompanying the femoral artery in the same sheath; it is a continuation of the popliteal vein and becomes the external iliac vein.Heart Septal Defects, Atrial: Developmental abnormalities in any portion of the ATRIAL SEPTUM resulting in abnormal communications between the two upper chambers of the heart. Classification of atrial septal defects is based on location of the communication and types of incomplete fusion of atrial septa with the ENDOCARDIAL CUSHIONS in the fetal heart. They include ostium primum, ostium secundum, sinus venosus, and coronary sinus defects.Embolism and Thrombosis: A collective term for pathological conditions which are caused by the formation of a blood clot (THROMBUS) in a blood vessel, or by blocking of a blood vessel with an EMBOLUS, undissolved materials in the blood stream.Fibrinogens, Abnormal: Fibrinogens which have a functional defect as the result of one or more amino acid substitutions in the amino acid sequence of normal fibrinogen. Abnormalities of the fibrinogen molecule may impair any of the major steps involved in the conversion of fibrinogen into stabilized fibrin, such as cleavage of the fibrinopeptides by thrombin, polymerization and cross-linking of fibrin. The resulting dysfibrinogenemias can be clinically silent or can be associated with bleeding, thrombosis or defective wound healing.Kinetics: The rate dynamics in chemical or physical systems.Heart Diseases: Pathological conditions involving the HEART including its structural and functional abnormalities.Fatal Outcome: Death resulting from the presence of a disease in an individual, as shown by a single case report or a limited number of patients. This should be differentiated from DEATH, the physiological cessation of life and from MORTALITY, an epidemiological or statistical concept.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Popliteal Vein: The vein formed by the union of the anterior and posterior tibial veins; it courses through the popliteal space and becomes the femoral vein.Heparin, Low-Molecular-Weight: Heparin fractions with a molecular weight usually between 4000 and 6000 kD. These low-molecular-weight fractions are effective antithrombotic agents. Their administration reduces the risk of hemorrhage, they have a longer half-life, and their platelet interactions are reduced in comparison to unfractionated heparin. They also provide an effective prophylaxis against postoperative major pulmonary embolism.Cerebral Infarction: The formation of an area of NECROSIS in the CEREBRUM caused by an insufficiency of arterial or venous blood flow. Infarcts of the cerebrum are generally classified by hemisphere (i.e., left vs. right), lobe (e.g., frontal lobe infarction), arterial distribution (e.g., INFARCTION, ANTERIOR CEREBRAL ARTERY), and etiology (e.g., embolic infarction).Recurrence: The return of a sign, symptom, or disease after a remission.Intraoperative Complications: Complications that affect patients during surgery. They may or may not be associated with the disease for which the surgery is done, or within the same surgical procedure.Nephelometry and Turbidimetry: Chemical analysis based on the phenomenon whereby light, passing through a medium with dispersed particles of a different refractive index from that of the medium, is attenuated in intensity by scattering. In turbidimetry, the intensity of light transmitted through the medium, the unscattered light, is measured. In nephelometry, the intensity of the scattered light is measured, usually, but not necessarily, at right angles to the incident light beam.Postoperative Complications: Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.Intracranial Thrombosis: Formation or presence of a blood clot (THROMBUS) in a blood vessel within the SKULL. Intracranial thrombosis can lead to thrombotic occlusions and BRAIN INFARCTION. The majority of the thrombotic occlusions are associated with ATHEROSCLEROSIS.Technetium Tc 99m Aggregated Albumin: A gamma-emitting radionuclide imaging agent used for the diagnosis of diseases in many tissues, particularly in cardiovascular and cerebral circulation.Echocardiography: Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues. The standard approach is transthoracic.Xylem: Plant tissue that carries water up the root and stem. Xylem cell walls derive most of their strength from LIGNIN. The vessels are similar to PHLOEM sieve tubes but lack companion cells and do not have perforated sides and pores.Vena Cava, Inferior: The venous trunk which receives blood from the lower extremities and from the pelvic and abdominal organs.Carboxypeptidase U: A metallocarboxypeptidase that removes C-terminal lysine and arginine from biologically active peptides and proteins thereby regulating their activity. It is a zinc enzyme with no preference shown for lysine over arginine. Pro-carboxypeptidase U in human plasma is activated by thrombin or plasmin during clotting to form the unstable carboxypeptidase U.Antifibrinolytic Agents: Agents that prevent fibrinolysis or lysis of a blood clot or thrombus. Several endogenous antiplasmins are known. The drugs are used to control massive hemorrhage and in other coagulation disorders.Iliac Vein: A vein on either side of the body which is formed by the union of the external and internal iliac veins and passes upward to join with its fellow of the opposite side to form the inferior vena cava.Autopsy: Postmortem examination of the body.Urokinase-Type Plasminogen Activator: A proteolytic enzyme that converts PLASMINOGEN to FIBRINOLYSIN where the preferential cleavage is between ARGININE and VALINE. It was isolated originally from human URINE, but is found in most tissues of most VERTEBRATES.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Atrial Fibrillation: Abnormal cardiac rhythm that is characterized by rapid, uncoordinated firing of electrical impulses in the upper chambers of the heart (HEART ATRIA). In such case, blood cannot be effectively pumped into the lower chambers of the heart (HEART VENTRICLES). It is caused by abnormal impulse generation.Thrombophilia: A disorder of HEMOSTASIS in which there is a tendency for the occurrence of THROMBOSIS.Heart Atria: The chambers of the heart, to which the BLOOD returns from the circulation.Predictive Value of Tests: In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.Hemoptysis: Expectoration or spitting of blood originating from any part of the RESPIRATORY TRACT, usually from hemorrhage in the lung parenchyma (PULMONARY ALVEOLI) and the BRONCHIAL ARTERIES.Fibrinopeptide B: Two small peptide chains removed from the N-terminal segment of the beta chains of fibrinogen by the action of thrombin. Each peptide chain contains 20 amino acid residues. The removal of fibrinopeptides B is not required for coagulation.Plant Stems: Parts of plants that usually grow vertically upwards towards the light and support the leaves, buds, and reproductive structures. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)Pulmonary Infarction: NECROSIS of lung tissue that is cause by the lack of OXYGEN or blood supply. The most common cause of pulmonary infarction is a blood clot in the lung.Enoxaparin: Low-molecular-weight fragment of heparin, having a 4-enopyranosuronate sodium structure at the non-reducing end of the chain. It is prepared by depolymerization of the benzylic ester of porcine mucosal heparin. Therapeutically, it is used as an antithrombotic agent. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)Perfusion Imaging: The creation and display of functional images showing where the blood flow reaches by following the distribution of tracers injected into the blood stream.Suction: The removal of secretions, gas or fluid from hollow or tubular organs or cavities by means of a tube and a device that acts on negative pressure.Fibrin Fibrinogen Degradation Products: Soluble protein fragments formed by the proteolytic action of plasmin on fibrin or fibrinogen. FDP and their complexes profoundly impair the hemostatic process and are a major cause of hemorrhage in intravascular coagulation and fibrinolysis.International Normalized Ratio: System established by the World Health Organization and the International Committee on Thrombosis and Hemostasis for monitoring and reporting blood coagulation tests. Under this system, results are standardized using the International Sensitivity Index for the particular test reagent/instrument combination used.Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Myxoma: A benign neoplasm derived from connective tissue, consisting chiefly of polyhedral and stellate cells that are loosely embedded in a soft mucoid matrix, thereby resembling primitive mesenchymal tissue. It occurs frequently intramuscularly where it may be mistaken for a sarcoma. It appears also in the jaws and the skin. (From Stedman, 25th ed)Hyperbaric Oxygenation: The therapeutic intermittent administration of oxygen in a chamber at greater than sea-level atmospheric pressures (three atmospheres). It is considered effective treatment for air and gas embolisms, smoke inhalation, acute carbon monoxide poisoning, caisson disease, clostridial gangrene, etc. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992). The list of treatment modalities includes stroke.Sensitivity and Specificity: Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Lung: Either of the pair of organs occupying the cavity of the thorax that effect the aeration of the blood.Cerebral Angiography: Radiography of the vascular system of the brain after injection of a contrast medium.Thrombin Time: Clotting time of PLASMA mixed with a THROMBIN solution. It is a measure of the conversion of FIBRINOGEN to FIBRIN, which is prolonged by AFIBRINOGENEMIA, abnormal fibrinogen, or the presence of inhibitory substances, e.g., fibrin-fibrinogen degradation products, or HEPARIN. BATROXOBIN, a thrombin-like enzyme unaffected by the presence of heparin, may be used in place of thrombin.Decompression Sickness: A condition occurring as a result of exposure to a rapid fall in ambient pressure. Gases, nitrogen in particular, come out of solution and form bubbles in body fluid and blood. These gas bubbles accumulate in joint spaces and the peripheral circulation impairing tissue oxygenation causing disorientation, severe pain, and potentially death.Magnetic Resonance Angiography: Non-invasive method of vascular imaging and determination of internal anatomy without injection of contrast media or radiation exposure. The technique is used especially in CEREBRAL ANGIOGRAPHY as well as for studies of other vascular structures.Heart Neoplasms: Tumors in any part of the heart. They include primary cardiac tumors and metastatic tumors to the heart. Their interference with normal cardiac functions can cause a wide variety of symptoms including HEART FAILURE; CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS; or EMBOLISM.Phenindione: An indandione that has been used as an anticoagulant. Phenindione has actions similar to WARFARIN, but it is now rarely employed because of its higher incidence of severe adverse effects. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p234)Dalteparin: A low-molecular-weight fragment of heparin, prepared by nitrous acid depolymerization of porcine mucosal heparin. The mean molecular weight is 4000-6000 daltons. It is used therapeutically as an antithrombotic agent. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)Xenon Radioisotopes: Unstable isotopes of xenon that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. Xe atoms with atomic weights 121-123, 125, 127, 133, 135, 137-145 are radioactive xenon isotopes.Brain Ischemia: Localized reduction of blood flow to brain tissue due to arterial obstruction or systemic hypoperfusion. This frequently occurs in conjunction with brain hypoxia (HYPOXIA, BRAIN). Prolonged ischemia is associated with BRAIN INFARCTION.Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation: A disorder characterized by procoagulant substances entering the general circulation causing a systemic thrombotic process. The activation of the clotting mechanism may arise from any of a number of disorders. A majority of the patients manifest skin lesions, sometimes leading to PURPURA FULMINANS.Cardiac Catheterization: Procedures in which placement of CARDIAC CATHETERS is performed for therapeutic or diagnostic procedures.Heart Aneurysm: A localized bulging or dilatation in the muscle wall of a heart (MYOCARDIUM), usually in the LEFT VENTRICLE. Blood-filled aneurysms are dangerous because they may burst. Fibrous aneurysms interfere with the heart function through the loss of contractility. True aneurysm is bound by the vessel wall or cardiac wall. False aneurysms are HEMATOMA caused by myocardial rupture.Carotid Artery Thrombosis: Blood clot formation in any part of the CAROTID ARTERIES. This may produce CAROTID STENOSIS or occlusion of the vessel, leading to TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK; CEREBRAL INFARCTION; or AMAUROSIS FUGAX.Pulmonary Heart Disease: Hypertrophy and dilation of the RIGHT VENTRICLE of the heart that is caused by PULMONARY HYPERTENSION. This condition is often associated with pulmonary parenchymal or vascular diseases, such as CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE and PULMONARY EMBOLISM.Stockings, Compression: Tight coverings for the foot and leg that are worn to aid circulation in the legs, and prevent the formation of EDEMA and DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS. PNEUMATIC COMPRESSION STOCKINGS serve a similar purpose especially for bedridden patients, and following surgery.Veins: The vessels carrying blood away from the capillary beds.Shock: A pathological condition manifested by failure to perfuse or oxygenate vital organs.Platelet Aggregation: The attachment of PLATELETS to one another. This clumping together can be induced by a number of agents (e.g., THROMBIN; COLLAGEN) and is part of the mechanism leading to the formation of a THROMBUS.Cerebrovascular Disorders: A spectrum of pathological conditions of impaired blood flow in the brain. They can involve vessels (ARTERIES or VEINS) in the CEREBRUM, the CEREBELLUM, and the BRAIN STEM. Major categories include INTRACRANIAL ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATIONS; BRAIN ISCHEMIA; CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE; and others.Batroxobin: A proteolytic enzyme obtained from the venom of fer-de-lance (Bothrops atrox). It is used as a plasma clotting agent for fibrinogen and for the detection of fibrinogen degradation products. The presence of heparin does not interfere with the clotting test. Hemocoagulase is a mixture containing batroxobin and factor X activator. EC 3.4.21.-.Leg: The inferior part of the lower extremity between the KNEE and the ANKLE.Factor Xa: Activated form of factor X that participates in both the intrinsic and extrinsic pathways of blood coagulation. It catalyzes the conversion of prothrombin to thrombin in conjunction with other cofactors.Radionuclide Imaging: The production of an image obtained by cameras that detect the radioactive emissions of an injected radionuclide as it has distributed differentially throughout tissues in the body. The image obtained from a moving detector is called a scan, while the image obtained from a stationary camera device is called a scintiphotograph.Device Removal: Removal of an implanted therapeutic or prosthetic device.Infarction: Formation of an infarct, which is NECROSIS in tissue due to local ISCHEMIA resulting from obstruction of BLOOD CIRCULATION, most commonly by a THROMBUS or EMBOLUS.Afibrinogenemia: A deficiency or absence of FIBRINOGEN in the blood.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Picea: A plant genus in the family PINACEAE, order Pinales, class Pinopsida, division Coniferophyta. They are evergreen, pyramidal trees with whorled branches and thin, scaly bark. Each of the linear, spirally arranged leaves is jointed near the stem on a separate woody base.Catheterization: Use or insertion of a tubular device into a duct, blood vessel, hollow organ, or body cavity for injecting or withdrawing fluids for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. It differs from INTUBATION in that the tube here is used to restore or maintain patency in obstructions.Vitaceae: A plant family of the order Rhamnales, subclass Rosidae, class Magnoliopsida, best known for the VITIS genus, the source of grapes.Mechanical Thrombolysis: Procedures to cause the disintegration of THROMBI by physical interventions.Insufflation: The act of blowing a powder, vapor, or gas into any body cavity for experimental, diagnostic, or therapeutic purposes.Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Devices: Instruments that generate intermittent forces, uniformed or graduated, to facilitate the emptying of VEINS. These devices are used to reduce limb EDEMA and prevent venous THROMBOEMBOLISM, such as deep vein thrombosis in the legs.Fibrinopeptide A: Two small peptide chains removed from the N-terminal segment of the alpha chains of fibrinogen by the action of thrombin during the blood coagulation process. Each peptide chain contains 18 amino acid residues. In vivo, fibrinopeptide A is used as a marker to determine the rate of conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin by thrombin.Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular: The co-occurrence of pregnancy and a cardiovascular disease. The disease may precede or follow FERTILIZATION and it may or may not have a deleterious effect on the pregnant woman or FETUS.Catheterization, Central Venous: Placement of an intravenous CATHETER in the subclavian, jugular, or other central vein.Endocarditis: Inflammation of the inner lining of the heart (ENDOCARDIUM), the continuous membrane lining the four chambers and HEART VALVES. It is often caused by microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and rickettsiae. Left untreated, endocarditis can damage heart valves and become life-threatening.Foreign-Body Migration: Migration of a foreign body from its original location to some other location in the body.Prognosis: A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.Ultrasonography, Doppler, Transcranial: A non-invasive technique using ultrasound for the measurement of cerebrovascular hemodynamics, particularly cerebral blood flow velocity and cerebral collateral flow. With a high-intensity, low-frequency pulse probe, the intracranial arteries may be studied transtemporally, transorbitally, or from below the foramen magnum.Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.Blood Gas Analysis: Measurement of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood.Ischemic Attack, Transient: Brief reversible episodes of focal, nonconvulsive ischemic dysfunction of the brain having a duration of less than 24 hours, and usually less than one hour, caused by transient thrombotic or embolic blood vessel occlusion or stenosis. Events may be classified by arterial distribution, temporal pattern, or etiology (e.g., embolic vs. thrombotic). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp814-6)Factor XIII Deficiency: A deficiency of blood coagulation FACTOR XIII or fibrin stabilizing factor (FSF) that prevents blood clot formation and results in a clinical hemorrhagic diathesis.Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Diversion of the flow of blood from the entrance of the right atrium directly to the aorta (or femoral artery) via an oxygenator thus bypassing both the heart and lungs.Whole Blood Coagulation Time: The time required by whole blood to produce a visible clot.Radiography, Thoracic: X-ray visualization of the chest and organs of the thoracic cavity. It is not restricted to visualization of the lungs.Ethiodized Oil: Ethyl ester of iodinated fatty acid of poppyseed oil. It contains 37% organically bound iodine and has been used as a diagnostic aid (radiopaque medium) and as an antineoplastic agent when part of the iodine is 131-I. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors: Drugs or agents which antagonize or impair any mechanism leading to blood platelet aggregation, whether during the phases of activation and shape change or following the dense-granule release reaction and stimulation of the prostaglandin-thromboxane system.Coronary Thrombosis: Coagulation of blood in any of the CORONARY VESSELS. The presence of a blood clot (THROMBUS) often leads to MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.Tachycardia, Sinus: Simple rapid heartbeats caused by rapid discharge of impulses from the SINOATRIAL NODE, usually between 100 and 180 beats/min in adults. It is characterized by a gradual onset and termination. Sinus tachycardia is common in infants, young children, and adults during strenuous physical activities.Pulmonary Circulation: The circulation of the BLOOD through the LUNGS.Arterial Occlusive Diseases: Pathological processes which result in the partial or complete obstruction of ARTERIES. They are characterized by greatly reduced or absence of blood flow through these vessels. They are also known as arterial insufficiency.Contrast Media: Substances used to allow enhanced visualization of tissues.Coagulants: Agents that cause clotting.Atrial Septum: The thin membrane-like muscular structure separating the right and the left upper chambers (HEART ATRIA) of a heart.Radiography, Interventional: Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that are invasive or surgical in nature, and require the expertise of a specially trained radiologist. In general, they are more invasive than diagnostic imaging but less invasive than major surgery. They often involve catheterization, fluoroscopy, or computed tomography. Some examples include percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography, percutaneous transthoracic biopsy, balloon angioplasty, and arterial embolization.Ultrasonography, Doppler, Duplex: Ultrasonography applying the Doppler effect combined with real-time imaging. The real-time image is created by rapid movement of the ultrasound beam. A powerful advantage of this technique is the ability to estimate the velocity of flow from the Doppler shift frequency.Catheterization, Peripheral: Insertion of a catheter into a peripheral artery, vein, or airway for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
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... patients undergoing surgery have higher risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT), finds study. ... DVT is the formation of a blood clot in the thigh or leg) or pulmonary embolism (PE; blood clot in blood vessels in the lungs) ... Blood Clots. An abnormal blood clot forms when there is damage to the lining of an artery or stagnation of blood in a vein; it ... Blood Clot Risk Increased in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. by Sheela Philomena on October 19, 2011 at 11:08 AM ...
The anti-cancer drug Avastin increases the risk of blood clots in the legs and lungs by 33 percent, according to an analysis ... Pulmonary Embolism. Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a complication that results from a block in the main artery supplying the lungs ... The anti-cancer drug Avastin increases the risk of blood clots in the legs and lungs by 33 percent, according to an analysis ... A blood clot (thrombus) in the deep venous system of the leg leads to deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT is a major cause of ...
Learn more about the early warning signs and the different symptoms you could have depending on where the blood clot is. If you ... suspect you may have a blood clot, it is best to contact your doctor immediately for a diagnosis. ... Blood clots often occur without symptoms. This can make it difficult to tell if you have one. ... Blood clot in the lungs, or pulmonary embolism. A blood clot that travels to your lungs is called a pulmonary embolism (PE). ...
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Prevention is aimed at stopping clots from forming in the legs. ... Pulmonary embolism is often caused by blood clots that travel ... A clot in a blood vessel in your lungs may lower the level of oxygen in your blood. In addition, blood tests may be done to ... Blood tests. Your doctor may order a blood test for the clot-dissolving substance D dimer. High levels may suggest an increased ... Blood thinners (anticoagulants). These drugs prevent new clots from forming while your body works to break up the clots. ...
In this article, we describe what a pulmonary embolism feels like and how it is diagnosed. Learn about risk factors, outlooks ... which supplies blood to the lungs. These embolisms affect an estimated 1 in 1,000 people in the U.S. every year. ... A pulmonary embolism is a blockage in the pulmonary artery, ... What are the symptoms of a blood clot? Blood clotting that ... A person has a higher risk of pulmonary embolism if they have, or have had a blood clot in the leg or arm (DVT), or if they ...
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After a blood clot or diagnosis with a clotting condition women need a safe contraceptive. There are high risk hormone based ... contraceptives, lower risk hormonal contraceptives, and risk free contraceptives that will not cause clots. ... Oral contraceptives such as the pill put women at a very high risk for blood clots, DVT, and pulmonary embolism. ... Understanding the risk of blood clots, pulmonary embolism, or DVT with hormone based contraception requires a basic ...
... or history of clotting. They are also good for those on anticoagulation therapy or with a clotting condition. Help medical ... Medical ID tags are very useful for people who have had a pulmonary embolism, DVT, ... Why Are Medical IDs Important For Patients on Anticoagulation Therapy (Warfarin, Lovenox) Or With A Higher Risk Of Blood Clots? ... A Pulmonary embolism is a blood clot in the lungs that prevents oxygen from reaching the blood. Some estimates put PE fatality ...
Arterial embolism is a sudden interruption of blood flow to an organ or body part due to a clot (embolus) that has come from ... An arterial embolism may be caused by one or more clots. The clots can get stuck in an artery and block blood flow. The ... Another condition that poses a high risk for embolization (especially to the brain) is mitral stenosis. Endocarditis (infection ... An "embolus" is a blood clot or a piece of plaque that acts like a clot. The word "emboli" means there is more than one clot or ...
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that can cause high blood pressure or even kidney failure. ... a blood clot in your kidneys can keep them from removing waste ... "What Causes Pulmonary Embolism?". American Heart Association: "Understand Your Risk for Excessive Blood Clotting," "Ischemic ... American Heart Association: "Understand Your Risk for Excessive Blood Clotting," "Ischemic Strokes (Clots)." ... A blood clot in your kidneys can keep them from removing waste from your body. That can cause high blood pressure or even ...
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Williams received emergency treatment at a Los Angeles hospital earlier this week for complications of a pulmonary embolism, ... "I treated three blood clots in the lung today. There are tens of thousands of blood clots in the lungs that happen each year in ... Williams was likely treated with blood thinners and possibly embolytics. Both of these would increase her risk for hematoma, ... and pregnancy can predispose a patient to a blood clot in the leg that can travel to the lung," Adelman said. ...
Former Vice President Dan Quayle is being treated for a blood clot discovered in his lung after he complained that he felt ... obese men at higher risk for blood clots. April 29, 2011. *Serena Williams suffers pulmonary embolism. March 2, 2011 ... The condition, known as pulmonary embolism, is occasionally fatal if the clot blocks a large fraction of the blood flow to the ... That keeps the clot from getting larger, and over time, the body dissolves it. Pulmonary embolism has many causes, and is ...
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... a complication of earlier treatment for a blood clot discovered in her lung artery last week. ... Other factors. A family history of blood clots or pulmonary embolism puts you at increased risk. PE risks also go up with age ... Pulmonary embolism (PE), in which a blood clot blocks blood flow in the lungs arteries, usually results from a clot that ... Preparations for surgery itself, and being immobilized after surgery can increase the risk of clots. Higher risks are seen with ...
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- Patients with IBD frequently require surgical intervention, and an understanding of their risk of venous thromboembolism is therefore an important issue. (medindia.net)
- The risk of developing venous thromboembolism was 33 percent greater in patients treated with the drug, bevacizumab, than in those who were not, according to Shobha Rani Nalluri, a doctor at Stony Brook University in New York state who led the study. (medindia.net)
- demonstrated that bevacizumab may be associated with a significantly increased risk of venous thromboembolism in patients with a variety of metastatic solid tumors," the researchers wrote. (medindia.net)
- This finding will help physicians and patients to recognize the risk of venous thromboembolism with the administration of bevacizumab," as the problem was more difficult to detect in previous individual trials, it said. (medindia.net)
- IVF is linked to more cases of pulmonary embolism, in which a blood clot causes a blockage in the main artery of the lung, and venous thromboembolism - blood clots which form elsewhere but can break off and become life threatening. (blogspot.com)
- In the latest study, researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden compared the risk of both pulmonary embolism (PE) and venous thromboembolism (VTE) in almost 24,000 women having an IVF pregnancy and 117,000 women having a normal pregnancy. (blogspot.com)
- A newer class of anticoagulants, referred to as novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs), has been tested and approved for treatment of venous thromboembolism, including pulmonary embolism. (mayoclinic.org)
- DVT and pulmonary embolism together are known as venous thromboembolism (VTE). (www.nhs.uk)
- The 10-year study found that bigger hips are associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in women but not men, while a wider waistline was associated with increased risk in men, according to a report published online Oct. 26 in the journal Circulation . (drugs.com)
- The purpose of the study is to use data from a health care information database to assess the risk of venous thromboembolism (blood clots), myocardial infarction (heart attacks), and stroke among women using a transdermal contraceptive system (ORTHO EVRA) for birth control compared with women using norgestimate-containing oral contraceptives with 35 mcg ethinyl estradiol. (clinicaltrials.gov)
- WEDNESDAY, Sept. 22 -- People taking newer types of antipsychotic drugs, like Seroquel, may be at increased risk for developing a serious blood clot called a venous thromboembolism, British researchers say. (drugs.com)
- In a large primary care population there was an association between use of antipsychotic drugs and risk of venous thromboembolism," lead researcher Dr. Julia Hippisley-Cox, professor of clinical epidemiology and general practice at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, and colleagues wrote. (drugs.com)
- Venous thromboembolism is the overall term for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. (drugs.com)
- The risk was greater for those just starting to take the drugs than for continuing users, with the risk of venous thromboembolism almost doubled in the first three months of usage, the researchers found. (drugs.com)
- While the relative risk for venous thromboembolism seems high, the absolute risk is low -- four extra cases of venous thromboembolism per 10,000 patients treated over one year. (drugs.com)
- The absolute individual risk of venous thromboembolism for a subject taking antipsychotics is low," Liperoti said. (drugs.com)
- It is possible that individual vascular risk factors may interact with antipsychotics on increasing the risk of venous thromboembolism," Liperoti pointed out. (drugs.com)
- There is the need to understand such mechanisms in order to identify those patients who may be most at risk to develop venous thromboembolism. (drugs.com)
- Travelers who spend a lot of time in cars or in plane seats have almost a triple risk of developing a life threatening blood clot according to Dr. Divay Chandra and other Harvard University colleagues who recently studied venous thromboembolism. (healthwatchcenter.com)
- Venous thromboembolism, blood clots in a vein typically found in the legs, can result in strokes or heart attacks when found in arteries but are most dangerous when they travel to the lung causing a person to aspirate and die. (healthwatchcenter.com)
- A team led by Robert Canter , UC Davis associate professor of surgery, studied the medical histories of more than 470,000 surgical patients to determine which factors increased their risk of blood clots, also called venous thromboembolism (VTE). (ucdavis.edu)
- That research revealed that, between 2000 and 2011, oral contraceptives were linked to an average of 2,529 annual cases of venous thromboembolism (blood clots) and at least 20 deaths per year in France - and the newer-generation pills, like Bayer Pharmaceuticals' Yaz, Beyaz and Yasmin, caused more than twice as many deaths as the earlier ones. (ncregister.com)
- A new report verifies the link between obesity and venous thromboembolism that was established in 1927, adding that the risk is particularly strong among obese people under age 40. (pharmacytimes.com)
- In rare cases, an artery in the lung can be blocked by something other than a clot, like an air bubble or part of a tumor. (webmd.com)
- A pulmonary embolism is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in the bloodstream and travels to the lung . (injurylawyer-news.com)
- The clot blocks blood flow to the lung, resulting in sudden pain and shortness of breath. (injurylawyer-news.com)
- When a blood clot breaks loose from its original position and travels to the lung, pulmonary embolism can result. (injurylawyer-news.com)
- Blood clot that has traveled from a deep vein to a lung. (cdc.gov)
- The tennis champion was treated for a hematoma and pulmonary embolism - a blood clot in the lung - earlier this week. (everydayhealth.com)
- Wednesday, March 02, 2011 - When news broke that Serena Williams, 29, underwent emergency treatment for a pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lung), Everyday Health turned to Michele Berman, MD, author of the Celebrity Diagnosis blog, for the facts about this serious health issue, which is relatively uncommon in young adults. (everydayhealth.com)
- At least 100,000 cases of PE occur in the United States each year, according to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. (everydayhealth.com)
- National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What Causes Excessive Blood Clotting? (webmd.com)
- The researchers believe doctors should be aware of the danger, saying the number of cases remains small but blood clots on the lung are a leading cause of death in pregnant women. (blogspot.com)
- Pulmonary embolism can be difficult to diagnose, especially in people who have underlying heart or lung disease. (mayoclinic.org)
- WASHINGTON - Former Vice President Dan Quayle is being treated for a blood clot discovered in his lung after he complained that he felt short of breath. (latimes.com)
- Though few details of his treatment were given, a hospital spokesman said Quayle's physicians determined that he had "developed a blood clot that traveled to his lung. (latimes.com)
- Prior surgery, air travel, prolonged sitting, birth control pills, obesity, and pregnancy can predispose a patient to a blood clot in the leg that can travel to the lung," Adelman said. (medpagetoday.com)
- I treated three blood clots in the lung today. (medpagetoday.com)
- Obese women are 2½ times more likely to suffer a potentially fatal blood clot in the lung during pregnancy", The Sun reports. (www.nhs.uk)
- The research found that obesity was linked to an increased likelihood of pulmonary embolism: a blood clot that travels to the lung. (www.nhs.uk)
- There's no cure for IPF, but research through the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is working to increase awareness of the disease, raise money for research, and conduct clinical trials to search for a life-saving cure. (healthline.com)
- In a lung, it is a pulmonary embolism. (drugs.com)
- A particularly deadly form of VTE, thromboembolism, occurs when a clot travels from a leg to a lung. (drugs.com)
- Learn more about venous thrombosis from the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute . (drugs.com)
- People Magazine reports that Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Monday for hematoma, a complication of earlier treatment for a blood clot discovered in her lung artery last week. (time.com)
- Pulmonary embolism (PE), in which a blood clot blocks blood flow in the lung's arteries, usually results from a clot that traveled to the lung from elsewhere in the body, typically from the veins of the leg. (time.com)
- When such clots end up in the lung and block blood flow, it may kill some lung tissue and result in permanent damage, and can be life-threatening if left untreated. (time.com)
- Also, according to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, inflammation or injury to the lining of veins - because of surgery or the injury that prompted the operation - can contribute to clot formation and DVT. (time.com)
- A pulmonary embolism is a clot that lodges in the lung but originated elsewhere in the body. (go.com)
- 8 months ago my husband ended up in the hospital with a blood clot in his lung after surgery on his ankle. (medhelp.org)
- Pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot gets lodged in an artery in the lung, blocking blood flow to part of the lung. (mayoclinic.org)
- Pulmonary embolism symptoms can vary greatly, depending on how much of your lung is involved, the size of the clots, and whether you have underlying lung or heart disease. (mayoclinic.org)
- The portions of lung served by each blocked artery are robbed of blood and may die. (mayoclinic.org)
- Certain cancers - especially pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancers, and many cancers with metastasis - can increase levels of substances that help blood clot, and chemotherapy further increases the risk. (mayoclinic.org)
- It was recently reported the Jerome Kersey, a former NBA play, died from a blood clot that traveled from his leg, lodged in his lung and caused a pulmonary embolism. (prweb.com)
- ARDS, or acute respiratory distress syndrome, is a lung condition that leads to low oxygen levels in the blood. (nih.gov)
- This problem, called pulmonary embolism (clot in the lung), can be fatal. (annals.org)
- Recently, I was diagnosed with pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in my lung . (clotcare.com)
- My doctor called after half an hour and told me I had a blood clot in my lung and that I needed to be admitted and started on IV blood thinners * right away. (clotcare.com)
- A pulmonary embolism is a substance that has moved from another area of the body into the lung and caused an artery blockage. (metapress.com)
- A venous thrombus can occur in the deep veins of the body such as a deep leg vein or a blood vessel of the lung. (news-medical.net)
- Pulmonary Embolism Can Be A Threat For People With Lung Disease! (healthwatchcenter.com)
- When there's a blockage in a major lung artery, it's called a pulmonary embolism (PE). (goshenhealth.com)
- It occurs when a blood clot breaks off, travels through the bloodstream and stops in a lung artery, blocking blood flow. (goshenhealth.com)
- On Feb. 18, Jerome Kersey , who played in the league from 1984 to 2001, died unexpectedly at 52, and a medical examiner discovered afterward that he had a blood clot in his left lung. (nytimes.com)
- The area of lung affected by the lack of blood will also affect the symptoms. (winchesterhospital.org)
- Using ultrasound to guide him, he inserts a guide wire through a vein to go through the clot in the lung. (austin360.com)
- This condition occurs when a clot travels from your arm or leg into your lung. (naturalnews.com)
- When the blood clot blocks an artery in the lung, you may require emergency medical attention. (naturalnews.com)
- In March this year the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology Science reported the case study of a previously healthy 23-year-old who developed a blood clot in her lung in the third month of taking Merck's contraceptive Mercilon. (ncregister.com)
- However, such tumors may fragment and travel to the lung blood vessels. (springer.com)
- Five months later, the patient had clots in the lung blood vessels (pulmonary embolism). (springer.com)
- Nicole Chabot issued a statement Wednesday afternoon confirming that Williams suffered a pulmonary embolism last week, shortly after returning to Los Angeles from New York, where she had been visiting doctors about a foot injury. (medpagetoday.com)
- If you are taking Yaz or Yasmin for birth control and have suffered a pulmonary embolism, you may be one of the many women across the country that is eligible for compensation. (yostlaw.com)
- In life-threatening cases of pulmonary embolism, your doctor may decide to give you drugs called thrombolytics to break up the clot. (webmd.com)
- To make sure cases weren't missed, the researchers contacted all radiology departments and asked them to report any cases of pulmonary embolism in pregnant women with their year of birth and date of diagnosis. (www.nhs.uk)
- The researchers found that there were 143 cases of pulmonary embolism out of a total 1,132,964 pregnancies between February 2005 and August 2006. (www.nhs.uk)
- Many cases of pulmonary embolism can be prevented by spotting signs of DVT early, as the two conditions often occur together. (goshenhealth.com)
- Women who become pregnant through IVF may be more likely to develop life-threatening blood clots, researchers have warned. (blogspot.com)
- Life-threatening blood clots can form in anyone who sits on a plane for a long time, is confined to bed while recovering from surgery, or takes certain medications. (healthcanal.com)
- Travelers with life-threatening blood clots may also feint, or cough up blood: symptoms of a pulmonary embolism. (travelandleisure.com)
- When the clot travels from the site where it formed to another location in the body, it is called an embolism. (medlineplus.gov)
- The dye travels up the leg and can be detected by X-ray , which will highlight a gap in the blood vessel where a clot is stopping the flow of blood. (www.nhs.uk)
- An embolism is a foreign body, such as a blood clot or an air bubble, that travels through the bloodstream and becomes lodged in a blood vessel, blocking the flow of blood. (hse.ie)
- Anticoagulant medications, such as heparin, enoxaparin, or warfarin are usually given to help thin the blood and prevent further clotting. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- A high-risk patient may use anticoagulant drugs such as heparin or warfarin. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- The standard treatment for pulmonary embolism is intravenous heparin, an anticoagulant. (latimes.com)
- People are at risk if they are not treated with the blood-thinning drug heparin before taking warfarin. (medlineplus.gov)
- Heparin is usually prescribed first because it works immediately to prevent further clotting. (www.nhs.uk)
- Usually the treatment plan includes a blood thinner such as Heparin or Warfarin. (prweb.com)
- His research helped lead to today's practice of administering the blood thinner heparin for people having major surgery or hospitalized for pneumonia or heart failure. (wsj.com)
- While they can be prevented by administering blood thinners, such as heparin, these measures increase the risk of bleeding. (ucdavis.edu)
- Blood thinners (anticoagulants). (mayoclinic.org)
- Williams was likely treated with blood thinners and possibly embolytics. (medpagetoday.com)
- In most cases, we start a patient on blood thinners, which is often all that is needed. (tennessean.com)
- The blood thinners are stopped only a few months later, typically after we've seen patients back in our office. (tennessean.com)
- Prior to this FDA-approved procedure, the two options were 1) giving blood thinners alone and hoping the body would recover on its own or 2) open-heart surgery to remove the clot. (tennessean.com)
- Ask if there are any medicines you should stop taking ahead of time, like blood thinners. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- If your PE isn't life threatening, your doctor may recommend blood thinners (anticoagulants) to stop the clot or new clots from growing. (goshenhealth.com)
- Medications called anticoagulants (blood thinners) are used to break up and control the clot. (winchesterhospital.org)
- Patients are put on blood thinners to prevent new clots from forming, but they don't have to worry about the clot that was just removed migrating somewhere dangerous like the heart. (austin360.com)
- The researchers told the patients to stop taking blood thinners. (annals.org)
- Although patients were told to stop taking blood thinners 3 months after their first DVT, about 20% continued taking blood thinners for another 3 to 6 months. (annals.org)
- Rates of persistently abnormal results on ultrasonography and repeat clots were probably lower than what would have been seen if all patients had stopped blood thinners at 3 months. (annals.org)
- Damage to a blood vessel wall. (webmd.com)
- A special type of ultrasound called a Doppler ultrasound can also be used to find out how fast the blood is flowing through a blood vessel. (www.nhs.uk)
- Both of these would increase her risk for hematoma - the buildup of blood outside of a blood vessel that landed her in the hospital Monday. (go.com)
- When a blood vessel ruptures or gets injured, factor VII comes into contact with tissue factors which starts a process called the blood coagulation cascade. (wikipedia.org)
- A catheter is inserted into the affected vessel and is used to remove the clot. (brighamandwomens.org)
- After dividing the breastbone (sternotomy), your surgeon will open the affected blood vessel and remove the clot. (brighamandwomens.org)
- Focal brain ischemia occurs when a blood clot has occluded a cerebral vessel. (wikipedia.org)
- Tumors are one cause of blood vessel compression. (wikipedia.org)
- Blood clotting normally occurs when there is damage to a blood vessel. (mountsinai.org)
- Eventually, the cut blood vessel heals and the blood clot dissolves after a few days. (mountsinai.org)
- Can they put a stent into the blood vessel so you regain full use of the leg? (velonation.com)
- After a wound stops bleeding, the blood clotting agents dissolve the clot. (hse.ie)
- This gives the body the chance to dissolve the clot that is present. (tennessean.com)
- With severe cases, we have to be more aggressive and go in and dissolve the clot. (tennessean.com)
- In a life-threatening situation, clot-busting medicines called thrombolytics dissolve the clot quickly. (goshenhealth.com)
- Another type of medication may be needed to dissolve the clot. (winchesterhospital.org)
- If untreated, pulmonary embolism can be fatal. (sharecare.com)
- In fact, pulmonary embolism is fatal for around one-third of undiagnosed cases. (sharecare.com)
- Pulmonary embolism is fatal if left untreated. (clotcare.com)
- Out of the 2 million Americans that will develop a clot each year, approximately 600,000 go on to develop a PE - and 300,000 of those PE's are fatal. (huffingtonpost.com)
- The confluence of David's four risk factors became the "perfect storm" for his fatal PE. (huffingtonpost.com)
- But small increases in risk are serious, since blood clots can cause potentially fatal heart attacks, strokes and pulmonary embolisms. (time.com)
- Most blood clots dissolve on their own, but when they don't they can cause fatal blockages. (travelandleisure.com)
- American Heart Association: "Understand Your Risk for Excessive Blood Clotting," "Ischemic Strokes (Clots). (webmd.com)
- But there is good reason to believe that common-sense risk reduction strategies can help delay or prevent cardiovascular problems such as atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes. (thebody.com)
- Monteleone and his colleagues have been seeing fewer people coming into the emergency room for care like heart attacks, strokes and other serious problems like embolisms because of concerns about COVID-19. (austin360.com)
- In 2005, the warning was added to the label on the prescription, of possible risks, including blood clots, and strokes. (bellaonline.com)
- I am not positive so someone else please chime in if you know but I believe that birth control is a definite risk for strokes and birth control (because of the hormones) can cause migraines but does that link the two together? (healingwell.com)
- They have been taking blood thinning medication since the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism and will continue to do so for an unspecified time in the future. (injurylawyer-news.com)
- It's the most accurate way to diagnose pulmonary embolism, but because it requires a high degree of skill to administer and has potentially serious risks, it's usually performed when other tests fail to provide a definitive diagnosis. (mayoclinic.org)
- Although this study is relatively small, it provides useful information about the current practice of diagnosis and management of pulmonary embolism during pregnancy in the UK. (www.nhs.uk)
- Pulmonary embolism was defined as a confirmed embolism through imaging, at surgery or post-mortem, or if the woman had a diagnosis of embolism from their clinician and had received anticoagulation therapy for more than a week. (www.nhs.uk)
- In other parts of the study, the researchers described the diagnosis, prophylaxis, treatment and outcomes for the women who had pulmonary embolism. (www.nhs.uk)
- Investigators hope these findings will raise awareness of pulmonary embolism as a possible diagnosis. (pharmacytimes.com)
- Smoking , cancer , recent surgery, or pregnancy can also put you at risk. (webmd.com)
- Other risk factors for DVT include pregnancy, taking birth control pills or hormone therapy, being overweight or obese, smoking, certain health issues, such as cancer and heart failure, and a genetic predisposition to blood clots. (everydayhealth.com)
- The various doctors can answer questions about the risks of pregnancy, interactions with anticoagulation, and risks and benefits of the different forms of contraception. (hubpages.com)
- The study, the first of its kind, found that their risk rose fivefold in early pregnancy compared with women who conceived naturally. (blogspot.com)
- It is well known that the risk of blood clots is higher during natural pregnancy, but not how much the rate changes in women having IVF babies. (blogspot.com)
- There was no difference in risk before pregnancy or during the year after delivery. (blogspot.com)
- The risk in the IVF women was increased during the whole pregnancy and particularly in the first trimester. (blogspot.com)
- It is highest during the first third of pregnancy, then eases off and the risk goes down to about the level of a normal pregnancy. (blogspot.com)
- The newspaper stories are based on a study of women who experienced a blood clot during pregnancy. (www.nhs.uk)
- Women who'd had a pulmonary embolism during pregnancy between February 2005 and August 2006 (defined as the cases) were recruited through 229 UK hospitals. (www.nhs.uk)
- To provide a control group of women for comparison, the doctors who referred the cases each identified two women who had not suffered from pulmonary embolism during their pregnancy and who had given birth immediately before the selected case. (www.nhs.uk)
- However, the D-dimer test isn't always reliable because blood clot fragments can increase after an operation, injury or during pregnancy. (www.nhs.uk)
- PE risks also go up with age and with certain cancers, heart disease, pregnancy, smoking and being obese. (time.com)
- Blood clots are most prevalent in smokers, during pregnancy, after undergoing an operation, and after sitting for long periods during air travel. (cnn.com)
- The symptoms of an arterial clot include severe pain, paralysis of parts of the body, or both. (healthline.com)
- Arterial embolism is a sudden interruption of blood flow to an organ or body part due to a clot (embolus) that has come from another part of the body. (medlineplus.gov)
- An arterial embolism may be caused by one or more clots. (medlineplus.gov)
- Arterial embolism requires prompt treatment at a hospital. (medlineplus.gov)
- Arterial embolism can be very serious if not treated promptly. (medlineplus.gov)
- Each year, millions of people in the United States will take an anticoagulant or blood thinner medication. (stoptheclot.org)
- There is also the risk some rare side effects that differ with each type of anticoagulant. (hubpages.com)
- Treatment for DVT usually involves taking anticoagulant medicines , which reduce the blood's ability to clot and stop existing clots getting bigger. (www.nhs.uk)
- If you have a heart condition, you may also be prescribed an anticoagulant to help prevent clots forming. (hse.ie)
- Direct thrombin inhibitors (DTIs) are a class of anticoagulant drugs that can be used to prevent and treat embolisms and blood clots caused by various diseases. (wikipedia.org)
- A blood clot in your brain could cause a sudden and severe headache, along with some other symptoms, including sudden difficulty speaking or seeing. (healthline.com)
- If medical personnel are aware of the increased clotting risk, they can look for clots rather than investigate other conditions that can also cause sudden collapse. (hubpages.com)
- Wearing a medical ID may save a life if a sudden collapse from pulmonary embolism occurs. (hubpages.com)
- Some also raise the risk of life-threatening rhythms that can lead to sudden death. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Call 911 if you notice sudden signs of pulmonary embolism. (goshenhealth.com)
- He was placed on a blood-thinning medication program, and his season came to a sudden end. (nytimes.com)
- It is the combination of risk factors - having three or more - that can cause sudden death. (huffingtonpost.com)
- The findings from this study that more of the cases of blood clot occurred in obese pregnant women fits in with findings from previous research. (www.nhs.uk)
- The study found that there is a clear cut connection between travel and the development of blood clots especially among pregnant women, obese people, and women on birth control pills . (healthwatchcenter.com)
- the obese group was 2.21 times more likely to experience a pulmonary embolism. (pharmacytimes.com)
- Obese women under age 40 had 6 times the risk of DVT, compared with nonobese women. (pharmacytimes.com)
- In patients with PE, symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain that worsens on inhalation, a cough that may produce blood, and feeling faint or passing out. (news-medical.net)
- Signs of a pulmonary embolism include shortness of breath and pressure in the chest, dizziness or lightheadedness, a cough or coughing up blood. (austin360.com)
- If you have this condition, you are more likely to develop blood clots. (medlineplus.gov)
- Although anyone can develop blood clots and subsequent pulmonary embolism, certain factors can increase your risk. (mayoclinic.org)
- Certain travelers, however, are more likely to develop blood clots than others. (travelandleisure.com)