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Clots more likely to form in patients with cardiovascular disease, smokers and the elderly ROSEMONT, Ill., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When tennis star Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment for a pulmonary embolism earlier this year, the world's attention was drawn to this often fatal medical condition which, although surprisingly not uncommon, is unfamiliar to most men and women.
Patients who undergo elective total hip or total knee arthroplasty at hospitals with lower surgical volume had a higher risk of venous thromboembolism and mortality following the procedure.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Eighteen years ago, orthopedic surgeon William Bargar, M.D.
The dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health and a team of scientists worldwide have found a better way to prevent deadly blood clots after joint replacement surgery â€“ a major problem that results in thousands of unnecessary deaths each year. The research appears this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.