Pulmonary embolism (PE) occurs when a blood clot is formed (usually in a vein in a leg) and travels to the lung causing a blockage in the lung artery. It is often a complication of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which is when a blood clot or clots form in the deep veins of the body (often the legs). The clot(s) travel in the bloodstream to other parts of the body-causing blockage.
With the hot sunny days of summer, most of us spend a great deal of time outdoors - unprotected. For many years now we have heard about protecting ourselves from harmful ultraviolet rays by using sunscreen, yet too few of us do.
Have you experienced dizziness and fainting? Beware of Long QT Syndrome.
Recently there has been a good deal of publicity about whether or not middle aged women are getting too many false positives following routine mammograms. Most people probably know that a "false positive" is medical jargon for a false alarm or erroneous suggestion that there is something wrong medically, when in fact there is not. Because of this, a good many women who really had nothing wrong with their breasts wound up having biopsies, etc. because of the mammography report.