Are inferior vena cava filters as good as we think in the prevention of pulmonary embolism? Can we actually be hurting as many people as we help with these devices?
Paradoxically, we are asking these questions now 35 years after this technology was Continue reading →
Even though aspirin works well to prevent blood clots in arteries, I never believed that there was much evidence to support aspirin as a therapeutic or prophylactic drug in the venous circulation. Studies from years ago seemed to ‘put to bed’ t Continue reading →
The short answer is, “not yet”.
Although newer anticoagulant drugs are now available, warfarin (Coumadin) is still the most commonly used oral blood thinner. While highly effective, warfarin has wide dosage requirements between patients. T Continue reading →
Venous thromboembolism (deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism) mainly refers to a blood clot in the veins of the arm, leg or lung. We expect our healthcare providers to make timely and accurate diagnosis when a blood clot is a possibility. Howev Continue reading →
The contemporary treatment of many cancers over the past 30 years has resulted in impressive progress in the cure or remission of these diseases. However, for nearly 150 years, physicians have known that many cancers predispose a patient to develop Continue reading →