Pulmonary Embolism Treatment: Blood Thinner or tPA?

When a person has been diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism, they typically receive a so-called clot-busting drug (tPA), also known as a thrombolytic. However, a study shows that traditional blood thinners can do the job Read more...

., Pulmonary Embolism Treatment|

Best Treatment for Massive Pulmonary Embolism

This treatment for massive pulmonary embolism has a high success rate. The traditional treatment for massive pulmonary embolism is a systemic administration of clot-busting (thrombolytic) drugs. Up to 20 percent of these patients suffer serious Read more...

Pulmonary Embolism Treatment|

Acute Subdural Hematoma WITH Pulmonary Embolism!

How is a patient treated if presenting simultaneously with acute subdural hematoma and massive pulmonary embolism? For this article I consulted with Kevin Casey, MD, FACS, a vascular surgeon out of San Diego, CA. For Read more...

Should SVC Be Used Post-CABG to Prevent Pulmonary Embolism?

Why aren't more people after coronary bypass surgery given an SVC filter to prevent any blood clots from becoming a pulmonary embolism, since a DVT can suddenly break off and travel to the lungs? For Read more...

What if You Get Pulmonary Embolism on Plane?

Suppose a passenger on an airplane develops an apparent pulmonary embolus? A deep vein thrombosis can develop while a person is on an airplane, so I wondered what might be done if this DVT migrates Read more...

., Chest Pain, Pulmonary Embolism Treatment|

Pulmonary Embolism: What Can You Do Besides Call 9-1-1?

Find out if there’s anything you can do for someone with a suspect pulmonary embolism until paramedics arrive.  “Sudden onset of shortness of breath and chest pain are hallmarks of pulmonary embolism,” says Dr. Moji Read more...

., Chest Pain, Pulmonary Embolism Treatment|

Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis After Joint Replacement

Joint replacement surgery is a major risk factor for a blood clot that travels to the lungs and becomes a pulmonary embolism, so how is this diagnosed accurately? A joint replacement surgeon explains how a Read more...

error: Content is protected !!