Medical research

Study shows surprising trends for a serious lung condition

Pulmonary embolism is a potentially life-threatening condition, in which blood clots migrate to arteries in the lungs, with the risk for increased pressure on the right side of the heart, impaired breathing, and even death. ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Uterine artery embolism can help avoid hysterectomy for fibroids

(HealthDay)—Hysterectomy can often be avoided in patients with uterine fibroids undergoing uterine artery embolization, according to a study published in the December issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Other

Embolization procedure aids in weight loss

A new study reports that individuals who underwent embolization of the left gastric artery for gastrointestinal bleeding experienced a 7.9 percent decrease in body weight three months after the procedure. Results of the study, ...

Medications

For embolism patients, clot-busting drug is worth risk

When doctors encounter a patient with a massive pulmonary embolism, they face a difficult choice: Is it wise to administer a drug that could save the patient's life, even though many people suffer life-threatening bleeding ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Blood clots and artery blockage more likely during IVF pregnancies

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is associated with an increased risk of pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung) and venous thromboembolism (blood clots) during the first trimester of pregnancy, a study published ...

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