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What are the usual & unusual causes for cardiac source of emboli ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 09 Jul 2009 10:43pm Common causes Left atrial appendage clots Left atrial  clots LV mural thrombus (Post MI, DCM) Mitral aortic valve infective vegetations Conditions that could be commoner than we think! Aortic valve  calcific debri Aortic arch atheromas Paradoxical embolism through foramen ovale.* If we consider incidence of ... 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 »
Top three abused Investigations in syncope evaluation ! by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 19 Dec 2013 12:00am Top three  abused  Investigations in syncope evaluation ! (The collective yield of the above three investigation in fixing  a specific diagnosis is  less than 10 % of all known causes of syncope ) Syncope is a dramatic  symptom.It is one of the commonest symptom in ER as well . Life time incidence of syncope is at least one e ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »