The latest health news around inactivity is not pretty. In fact, researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital say that sitting too much could up your risk for a potentially deadly blood clot by as much as three-fold. The researchers say that their study is the first to prove that an inactive lifestyle increases the risk of developing a “pulmonary embolism.” A pulmonary embolism happens when Continue reading →
Thrombolysis, also known as thrombolytic therapy, is a treatment to dissolve dangerous clots in blood vessels, improve blood flow, and prevent damage to tissues and organs. Thrombolysis may involve the injection of clot-busting drugs through an intravenous (IV) line or through a long catheter that delivers drugs directly to the site of the blockage. It also may involve the use of a long catheter with a mechanical device attached to the tip that either removes the clot or physically breaks it up.
Thrombolysis is often used as an emergency treatment to dissolve blood clots Continue reading →