Blood Clots in the News: 3rd Edition

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I think it’s important to be aware of blood clots in the news. Here are some recent stories that have been circulating among regular media channels.

Austin Mahone Recovers After Blood Clot in Throat



Austin Mahone sent his millions of Twitter fans into a tizzy when he told them of a blood clot in his throat a few weeks ago, postponing his MTV Artist to Watch Tour. “I’ve never felt so bad,” the YouTube sensation-turned-teen heartthrob wrote on Instagram earlier this month from his hospital room. Now the singer’s health is improving. “I’m feeling a lot better than I did a week ago,” he tells Rolling Stone. “Still not feeling 100 percent, but trying to get better.” [Read more]

Heavyweight Abdusalamov stable after blood clot removed from brain



Russian heavyweight boxer Magomed Abdusalamov is in Roosevelt Hospital in New York in stable condition in intensive care following surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain suffered in a bout Saturday with Mike Perez at Madison Square Garden. The bout was the HBO debut for both men and was an entertaining, but rugged scrap. Abdusalamov, 32, also incurred a broken nose and a broken left hand during the unanimous decision loss to Perez. Nathan Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing, Abdusalamov’s promoter, told Yahoo Sports that doctors removed a small portion of Abdusalamov’s skull in an effort to reduce swelling on the brain. [Read more]

Outrun Danger: Why Fit Women Get Blood Clots



You can be this fit and still suffer from the health threat that affects almost a quarter million women. Here, the must-know facts about what could be lurking in your veins and how to protect yourself. Jenny Fletcher should have been at the top of her game. In the fall of 2012 the triathlete and former model had scored her first victory in a half-Ironman, just three years after turning pro. But seven months later, in April 2013, she found herself struggling to cross the finish line at an all-woman half-marathon in New York City. “After the race I was nauseous and had to sit down,” Jenny, 37, says. “I ended up back in my hotel room, sleeping all day.” [Read more]

Jets’ Postma ‘in shock’ after blood clot diagnosis, out indefinitely


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Winnipeg Jets defenseman Paul Postma spoke to the media on Monday about the blood clot in his calf that will sideline him for a few months. “It really startled me. I was in shock,” Postma explained. “I still can’t really believe it happened. You don’t hear about [blood clots] too often.“I guess it’s just a different situation, and I’ll take it day-by-day.” The 24-year-old blueliner, who’s appeared in eight games this season, said he felt something wrong in his leg following Saturday’s 2-1 win over Dallas, a game in which he played 15:10. The issue got worse after the team flew into Colorado, and Postma didn’t play in Sunday’s loss to the Avalanche. [Read more]


NeNe Leakes hospitalized with blood clots in her lung

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NeNe Leakes had a health scare, yes, but it wasn’t a heart attack, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star said Tuesday. “My arms are hurting wit these IV’s #blessedtobealive,” the reality TV star and actress tweeted Monday with a photo of her arms laden with tubing and tape. On Tuesday, the 45-year-old clarified the situation with a post on her official website. “Late last week I wasn’t feeling well and was feeling a little short of breath. I know my body and I know when I should be concerned so I went to the hospital to get checked out,” Leakes wrote. After some routine tests, she said, she was diagnosed with blood clots in her lung. “I’m told this happened to me because of the constant traveling around the country that I do for my job.” [Read more]

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There is hope for healing and you are not alone,


Blood Clots in the News: 2nd Edition

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I feel like blood clots have been in the news a lot lately. Maybe I notice it more, of course, but I still feel like I am seeing more about blood clots in recent months than I have previously. While I am grateful word is getting out about this potential killer, I am deeply saddened by the lives lost and altered due to deaths resulting from blood clots and their effects.  From high school athletes to young mothers to professional race car drivers, blood clots are definitely making their mark in the news as of late.


Paul Robinson: Blood clot could have killed me… it left my so unfit I couldn’t even keep up with my 92-year-old nan!



Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson has revealed that he was so unfit after suffering a potentially fatal blood clot on his lung that he couldn’t keep up with his 92-year-old granny. Robinson has returned to training with Blackburn more than six months after the clot was discovered on Easter Monday in March following back surgery. The 33-year-old explained the symptoms to Blackburn’s club doctor Duncan Robertson over the phone and was told to go to hospital for urgent treatment. [Read more]


Doctor ‘negligent’ over DVT death of Jacqueline Allwood



Jacqueline Allwood, 47, died 10 days later after a blood clot travelled from her leg to her lung. Dr Saurabh Adlakha knew of the family history of deep vein thrombosis, Southwark Coroner’s Court heard. Recording a narrative verdict, medical negligence by Dr Adlakha contributed to her death, said coroner Andrew Harris. The inquest was told Dr Adlakha suggested Ms Allwood had probably suffered a sprained calf picking up Christmas decorations in December of 2012. After limping into the Beckenham Beacon Urgent Care Centre she was told to take some ibuprofen, rest, use ice and stretch the muscle and to wear more comfortable shoes. [Read more]


SHHS Football Player Dies from Injuries Sustained During Game



South Harrison High School football player Dylan Jeffries passed away Sunday night, according to a Facebook page created to update the community on his condition. Jeffries was injured during a football game Friday, Sept. 27 and rushed to Ruby Memorial Hospital with a blood clot on his brain. He was placed under a medically induced coma a few days later. [Read More]


Catfish’s Michael Fortunato Dead At 26



A subject of MTV’s “Catfish” series, Michael Fortunato, died in Hartford, Connecticut, Saturday from a pulmonary embolism, MTV News has learned. The 26-year-old New Jersey native starred in the “Ashley and Mike” episode from season two, which followed he and 20-year-old Ashley Sawyer as they met for the first time after being in a seven-year online relationship. An autopsy has yet to be released, but Mike’s younger sister, Gena, confirmed the death to MTV News Monday night. A spokesperson for the Farmington, Connecticut, chief medical examiner’s office told MTV News that Fortunato died at Hartford Hospital as a result of a pulmonary embolism due to deep vein thrombosis. [Read More]


Brian Vickers has blood clot, will miss rest of season



Brian Vickers will miss the rest of the 2013 Sprint Cup season after being placed on blood thinners for a blood clot in his right calf. Michael Waltrip Racing announced Monday that Vickers said Dr. William Downey put the driver of the No. 55 Toyota on the medication after finding the small clot in a Monday morning examination. Vickers, who missed the final 25 races of the 2010 season while recovering from blood clots and heart surgery to repair a hole between his atria, said doctors are confident he will be able to resume activity before the 2014 season. [Read more]

And, in case you didn’t know…

Theodore Roosevelt Dies


On Jan. 6, 1919, Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, died in his sleep at his home in Oyster Bay, N.Y. He was60. The New York Times reported that, though Mr. Roosevelt had had inflammatory rheumatism, his death “took by surprise his physicians.” The immediate cause of death was listed as “a clot of blood which detached itself from a vein and entered the lungs.” [Read more]

Share your story. Have you noticed blood clots in the news lately? Have you heard of any more stories not listed above? Did you know about Mr. Roosevelt? Share in the comments!

There is hope for healing and you are not alone,