Patients implanted with a mechanical heart-assistance device made by HeartWare International Inc have an unexpectedly high 9.2 percent chance of developing a potentially life-threatening blood clot per year, newly-released data shows. Full story
After suffering a blood clot at 18, Amy Oestreicher was unable to eat or drink for more than two years and has had more than 20 surgeries. Broadway performer Heidi Blickenstaff honors Amy’s strong will and determination, as well as her passion for the arts.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For people who have recently had a stent implanted in a blocked heart artery, the risk of developing a blood clot may be higher early in the morning than other times of day, researchers reported Monday. Full story
NBC News has obtained private internal documents from Johnson & Johnson which suggest the company knew about an increased risk of death in connection with using the birth control patch, but put women in danger anyway. NBC’s Jeff Rossen reports.
Sept. 28: A top-selling line of birth control pills is under fire over possible health concerns. Bayer, the maker of Yaz and its sister drug Yasmin, is facing mounting lawsuits claiming the pills put women at higher risk for potentially deadly blood clots.
July 7: A new study confirms that people who do a lot of long-distance traveling have a significantly higher risk of developing potentially life-threatening blood clots known as deep vein thrombosis, or DVT. NBC's Brian Williams reports.
May 20: An Australian boy is doing well after a doctor used a handyman’s electric drill to relieve pressure in his brain caused by a blood clot. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.
May 12: A new device removes blood clots without using dangerous drugs. KSL's Ed Yeates reports.
** FILE ** Farrah Fawcett arrives for the MTV Video Music Awards in Miami in this Aug. 29, 2004, file photo. A representative for Fawcett says she has checked into a Los Angeles hospital. Craig Nevius tells People magazine that the 62-year-old "Charlie's Angels" star, who was diagnosed with anal ca