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Is Binge-Watching Hazardous to Your Health?

Posted 26 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

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 serious threat. This new study included more than 86,000 people in Japan, aged 40 to 70. They were asked how many hours they spent watching television and then were followed for 19 years. During that time, 59 participants died of a pulmonary embolism. Compared to those who watched less than 2.5 hours of television a day, the risk of dying from pulmonary embolism increased 70 percent among those who watched 2.5 to 4.9 hours daily. It was 40 percent greater for each additional two hours of television ... Read more

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How Long Do Patients With Clots in the Lung Need Blood Thinners?

Posted 7 Jul 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 – People who suffer a blood clot in the lungs with no obvious cause can ward off a new clot with extended use of blood-thinning medications, a new study shows. However, the length of time those blood thinners should be given is unclear, since their benefits wear off soon after use is discontinued, the French researchers found. The clots are called pulmonary emboli, explained one U.S. expert, Dr. Richard Hayes. "Pulmonary emboli are clots in the blood vessels to the lungs that arise from the veins of the leg or thigh," said Hayes, a cardiologist at Lenox Health in New York City. One type of clot is deep vein thrombosis (DVT), often nicknamed "economy-class syndrome" because of cases occurring after long-haul flights. In many cases, Hayes said, there's a trigger – extended bedrest, obesity, recent surgery – for the clot, but in other cases the clots seem to arise ... Read more

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Docs Should Assess Lung Clot Risk Before Ordering Scan

Posted 15 Jun 2010 by Drugs.com

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 be fatal, so prompt diagnosis is essential. Because of its high sensitivity and specificity, CT angiography has become a preferred method of diagnosing PE. However, there are growing concerns about costs and patient radiation exposure, along with risks associated with contrast agents used in the procedure. For this study, researchers reviewed the medical records to assess the PE risk factors of 2,003 patients who underwent CT angiography for possible PE between July 2004 and February 2006. The ... Read more

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