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Malpractice defense: Lung Infection vs. Chronic Pulmonary Embolism by David W. Patient Expert Posted Wed 17 Mar 2010 2:10pm In addition to my consulting work and writing the Health Business Blog , I’m chairman of the board of Advanced Practice Strategies , a medical risk management firm that provides litigation support for malpractice defense and an eLearning curriculum focused on enhancing patient safety. Here’s the Advanced Practice Strategies case of the mo ... Read on »
Pulmonary Embolism: Here’s What You Need To Know by Kodjoworkout Posted Sun 04 Aug 2013 8:29pm Can Pulmonary Embolism be Overlooked? Athletes and those that exercise regularly, who exhibit symptoms of Pulmonary Embolism (PE) may be completely overlooked by healthcare professionals and trainers when searching for answers to their seemingly common, though unresolved, pangs. This is generally because most athletes and those who get re ... Read on »
Pulmonary Embolisms (PE) – Cook Medical’s Next-Generation (IVC) Filter Delivery System by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 27 Sep 2009 10:21pm This week Cook Medical participated in the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Convention in San Francisco where they announced a new product line to combat and prevent pulmonary embolisms.  PEs are the #1 cause of in-hospital deaths, affecting 600,000 Americans every year, and resulting in 200,000 deaths (that’s more than breast cancer, A ... Read on »
Origin and location of chest pain in acute pulmonary embolism by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 21 Oct 2009 10:02pm Pulmonary embolism is  one of the  important  causes of acute chest pain . It can mimic  acute coronary syndrome . In fact along with aortic dissection  , it forms  a  differential diagnosis for STEMI especailly if the ECG is not typical. The Chest pain of acute pulmonary embolism can originate in one of the following structures  with diff ... Read on »
Study suggests better imaging needed to detect possible embolism from patent foramen ovale (PFO) by David D. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 16 Aug 2010 7:52am Quote from recent study reported in Cardiology Today: Wöhrle J. J Am Coll Cardiol Img. 2010;3:833–839. Image Courtesy of PFO Research Foundation “It adds to the growing body of evidence that a PFO has multiple, potentially adverse, consequences that are often not noticed. Although a plethora of literature addresses stroke in p ... Read on »
What are the echocardiographic signs of RV dysfunction in Acute pulmonary embolism ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 10 Oct 2010 10:26am 1 Comment There were days when acute pulmonary embolism(APE) was almost always  diagnosed  post-mortem. We are in the era , where we can recognise most of  the  pulmonary  embolism  without any difficulty. Experience has taught us ,  when to suspect this dreaded  syndrome . Any  unexplained, dyspnea, hypoxia, tachycardia , syncope* with  vague chest ... Read on »
What Is Pulmonary Embolism? by Noman Khan Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 6:54pm A pulmonary embolism (PULL-mun-ary EM-bo-lizm), or PE, is a sudden blockage in a lung artery, usually due to a blood clot that traveled to the lung from a vein in the leg. A clot that forms in one part of the body and travels in the bloodstream to another part of the body is called an embolus. ... Read on »
Sleep Apnea And Pulmonary Embolism by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 02 Aug 2010 7:47pm 1 Comment Here's another link that solidifies the connections in my sleep-breathing paradigm: Researchers found that people who have pulmonary embolism (PE) have a much higher change of having undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea. Pulmonary embolism is a condition where blood clots from your lower legs or other parts of your body travel into your lungs an ... Read on »
APTA Supports Surgeon General's "Call To Action" To Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis And Pulmonary Embolism by Rudy S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 4:17pm very informative article Link: APTA Supports Surgeon General's "Call To Action" To Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis And Pulmonary Embolism. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) supports the recent "Call to Action" by Acting Surgeon General Steven K Galson, MD, MPH to reduce the number of cases of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary ... Read on »
Woman Died after Fat Injection Procedure in the UK – Tissue Embolism by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 14 Jun 2009 10:43pm this was the first documented case of fat tissue embolism – the hospital is not being blamed for the failure, but more so the the outpatient facility which did not have a bed and the delay of getting the patient to the hospital.  Even as safe as some procedures are, this somewhat reminds us that there is a level of risk with all treatments as we ... Read on »