Major Finding: Compared with warfarin, treatment with apixaban reduced stroke and systemic embolism
by [a relative] 21%, reduced major bleeding by [a relative] 31%, and reduced mortality by [a relative] 11%.
Patients with stable cardiopulmonary status with signs of cerebral embolism
may benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Prevention of stroke and systemic embolism
in adult patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) with one or more risk factors, such as congestive heart failure, hypertension, age[greater than or equal to] 75 years, diabetes mellitus, prior stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA).
Management of unsuccessful thrombolysis in acute massive pulmonary embolism
Researchers examined participants' history of asthma and the medication they used to control their symptoms, along with any previous diagnoses of pulmonary embolism
or deep vein thrombosis.
Arterial gas embolism
can happen when air bubbles blow directly to the pulmonary veins through lung procedures.
Hydrogen peroxide: an unusual cause of arterial and venous gas embolism
Iatrogenic air embolism
can be the most serious complication of CVC removal (Ely et al.
By contrast, the mortality rate for patients presenting with massive pulmonary embolism
is between 30 and 60%, depending on the study cited.
In the developed world, venous thrombo-embolism
(VTE) and pulmonary embolism
(PE) are the leading causes of maternal mortality.
1 The new sub-group analysis from the landmark RE-LYA study** assessed the rate of stroke and systemic embolism
in patients defined as being at low (n=5,775), moderate (n=6,455) and high (n=5,882) risk of such events by the validated stroke risk stratification score, CHADS2.
Franklin Lakes NJ) said it has voluntarily recalled millions of its intravenous infusion therapy devices distributed worldwide because the products could cause a potentially dangerous air embolism
or fluid leakage.