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How Can IVC Filters Help Prevent Blood Clots?

CTVS

It’s hard to believe that every six minutes someone dies from a blood clot here in the United States. Blood clots are gel-like masses that form inside your arteries or veins anywhere in the body.

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Researchers explore whether gut microbes cause some COVID-19 patients to have higher blood clot risk

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

A gut microbial metabolite called 2-methylbutyrylcarnitine (2MBC) plays a role in exacerbating thrombosis—the formation of blood clots—researchers report February 23 in the journal Cell Metabolism.

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Abstract TMP110: A Novel Model of Ischemia in Rats With Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion Using a Radiopaque Blood Clot and a Microcatheter Under Fluoroscopy

Stroke Journal

A blood clot (0.86 Fluoroscopy showed the position of the radiopaque blood clot remains the same for 24 h after creating the model in 12 of 13 cases (92%). Fluoroscopy was able to identify whether the blood clot could migrate and recanalize.

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Oldest Man Dies; Fentanyl Easter Eggs; Lauren Boebert's Blood Clot

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require registration or subscription. The world's oldest man died at the age of 114 in Venezuela, the Guinness World Records announced. He would have turned 115 next month. "We We beat Big Pharma," said.

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Statins found to reduce risk of blood clots associated with menopausal hormone therapy

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, have provided substantial evidence supporting the potential role of statins in mitigating venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk associated with hormone therapy in postmenopausal women, possibly reshaping the risk-benefit considerations for this population.

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COVID Vax and Blood Clots; Cancer Rise in Young Adults; Corpse-Abuse Charge Dropped

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require registration or subscription. In observance of Martin Luther King Day, Morning Break will not be published January 15 and will resume Tuesday January 16. Last year's COVID-19 booster reduced.

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Position of stroke patient’s head before surgery may improve neurological function

American Heart News - Stroke News

Research Highlights: Hospital beds for stroke patients are typically elevated at the head, however, a flat head position before surgical removal of a blood clot in the brain (thrombectomy) may lead to better outcomes. Results from a multicenter trial.