Why It’s Important to Know Your Blood

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July 31, 2012 by cbostian

These blood clots in the lungs, called pulmonary emboli (PE), “can be life-threatening and in 10-15% of cases, cause sudden death,” says Dr. Jack Ansell, MD, hematologist and chairman of the Department of Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York and member of the National Blood Clot Alliance’s Medical Advisory Board. “The first sign of a PE can be death.”

Dr. Ansell states that “about 100,000 people die each year as a result and there are upwards of 500,000-600,000 cases per year.”

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