Posts Tagged ‘embolism’

40-Year-Old Woman with Postpartum Dyspnea and Hypoxemia

Posted by • July 18th, 2014

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 40-year-old woman was admitted to this hospital 10 days post partum because of dyspnea and hypoxemia associated with leg edema and blood-tinged sputum. Diagnostic procedures were performed. Causes of dyspnea and hypoxemia in the peripartum period are predominantly of pulmonary or cardiovascular origin, the latter… Read More…

Rivaroxaban for Atrial Fibrillation

Posted by • September 9th, 2011

In the ROCKET-AF trial, 14,264 patients with atrial fibrillation were randomly assigned to receive either rivaroxaban or warfarin. In a perprotocol, as-treated analysis, rivaroxaban was noninferior to warfarin with respect to the primary end point of stroke or systemic embolism.     The use of vitamin K antagonists is highly effective for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial… Read More…