Cardiology

Patent foramen ovale ups ischemic stroke in those with PE

(HealthDay)—For patients with symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE), the frequency of recent ischemic stroke is higher in those with patent foramen ovale (PFO), according to a study published online May 7 in the Annals of ...

Cardiology

Pregnancy-adapted algorithm avoids diagnostic imaging for PE

(HealthDay)—A pregnancy-adapted algorithm can safely avoid diagnostic imaging in a proportion of pregnant women with suspected pulmonary embolism, according to a study published in the March 21 issue of the New England ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

When to treat varicose veins

(HealthDay)—About half of the population will one day have a vein problem.

Cardiology

Quantitative assessment of the blood coagulation cascade

Thrombosis is a harmful activation of the clotting process that prevents bleeding in healthy people. Thrombosis is associated with the occurrence of strokes, ischemic heart disease, and other blood vessel-related diseases. ...

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