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(Pictured: Jerome Kersey, former NBA player)
Two NBA Star Athletes Suffer from Blood Clots in just Two Days
This week has been particularly scary as two NBA stars are suspected to have suffered from pulmonary embolisms within a day of each other. A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that travels from the lower extremities and lands in the lungs.
Jerome Kersey, former member of the Portland Trail Blazers basketball team, passed away due to a pulmonary embolism...
Senator Unterman's experience with DVT
"One afternoon, I was walking up a flight of stairs in a pair of flat sandals when I suddenly tripped on the edge of a step and immediately felt acute pain in my leg..."
Young people are not immune to thrombosis.
In this video, Dr. Piazza discusses why young people can be at risk of getting a DVT or PE, and how raising awareness can increase the liklihood of prevention.
How healthy is your heart?
Not smoking, a healthy weight, a nutritious diet, and daily exercise play important roles in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Take this quiz to evaluate how your current lifestyle habits affect your cardiovascular health, and discover simple steps you can take to incorporate a Heart Healthy lifestyle into everyday living.
Pulmonary embolism survival rate is excellent only if detected early and treated quickly.
You might think that something potentially fatal would be easy to detect. But with a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in your lungs that blocks one or more arteries, that's not necessarily the case.