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Fainting Rarely Tied to Blood Clot, Study Finds

Posted 29 Jan 2018 by

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 – A fainting spell is rarely caused by a blood clot in the lungs, and usually doesn't warrant extensive testing, new research suggests. A study of more than 1.6 million adults treated in the emergency department after fainting – medically known as a "syncope" – found less than 1 percent had a blockage in an artery leading to the lungs, or pulmonary embolism. The ...

Clots May Be the Cause of Fainting in Some Elderly

Posted 19 Oct 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 19, 2016 – When elderly adults suffer a fainting spell, a blood clot in the lungs may be the culprit more often than doctors have realized, a new study suggests. Italian researchers found that among 560 patients hospitalized for a first-time fainting episode, one in six had a pulmonary embolism – a potentially fatal blood clot in a lung artery. One U.S. physician said the ...

Is Binge-Watching Hazardous to Your Health?

Posted 26 Jul 2016 by

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 – Binge-watchers, beware: Too much time in front of the TV could boost your risk of death from a blood clot in the lung, researchers warn. A lung blood clot (pulmonary embolism) typically begins as a clot in the leg or pelvis that develops due to inactivity and reduced blood flow. The clot can break free and travel to a lung and lodge in a small blood vessel, posing a ...

Docs Should Assess Lung Clot Risk Before Ordering Scan

Posted 15 Jun 2010 by

TUESDAY, June 15 – CT angiography might not be necessary in many patients suspected of having a blood clot in the lung (pulmonary embolism), and a risk analysis can identify those most likely to require the procedure, a new study suggests. Pulmonary embolism (PE) occurs when a blood clot, usually from the leg, moves through the bloodstream and lodges in an artery in the lung. The condition can ...

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