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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 »
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 »
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Lung Disorders by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted Thu 23 Apr 2009 5:25pm The MERCK Manual of Medical Information-Second Home Edition Among the most common symptoms of lung disorders are cough, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and wheezing. Less commonly, a blockage in the airways between the mouth and lungs results in a gasping sound when breathing (stridor). Problems in the lungs can also lead to coughing up ... 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 »
What’s the difference between ischemic and hemorrhagic brain infarcts? by pathologystudent Posted Mon 02 Jan 2012 10:53am   Q. I’m studying for boards and came across a point of confusion. What is the difference between a hemorrhagic and ischemic infarct? I thought that one was due to a thrombus (a stationary clot) and the other was due to an embolus (a clot that forms then moves to another part of the body then gets stuck). But Robbins says that the thr ... Read on »
31 Year Old Male with RUQ Pain and a History of Pericarditis. Submitted by a Med Student, with Great Commentary on Bias! by Stephen Smith Posted Fri 20 Dec 2013 1:08pm This was submitted by a fantastic medical student who wished to remain anonymous: A 31 year old male with a history of viral pericarditis one year ago presented with right upper quadrant pain. Here is his initial ED ECG: The R-wave in V4 extends to 33 mm, the computerized QTc is 372 ms ... Read on »
Is PFO closure Back in the “Dark Ages”? by David D. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 30 Jul 2012 2:30pm Are Closure Devices for Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) and Atrial Septal Defects (ASD) safe? Do they offer a better quality of life over medical management? Should you exercise with/without closure? What exercises are safe? Can you have sex with a PFO? Should you fly? Is scuba safe? Is device erosion a real risk? Will my insurance pa ... Read on »
This is the story how a PFO caused my stroke by David D. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 3:26am 4 Comments My Stroke While I have remained mostly silent about this issue over this past year, I now know I must let everyone hear my message so that I can help do something to educate others. Several months ago I had a stroke. It was revealed after months of testing that it was caused by a defect in my heart from birth called a patent foramen ov ... Read on »
This is the story how a PFO caused my stroke by David D. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 29 Sep 2008 11:53pm My Stroke While I have remained mostly silent about this issue over this past year, I now know I must let everyone hear my message so that I can help do something to educate others. Several months ago I had a stroke. It was revealed after months of testing that it was caused by a defect in my heart from birth called a patent foramen ov ... 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 »