Jennifer Reilly, an active, healthy 27-year-old woman, was surprised to wake in the night with an agonizing headache. The next day, she related the incident to a co-worker, who insisted she see a doctor. At the UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Liebeskind informed her that she’d had a stroke. “I was really skeptical,” said Reilly. She … Read More

One ominous day, in a vein deep inside the leg of the human body, a clot, or thrombus, begins to form. As it grows in size and diameter, it breaks off, escaping into the flow of peripheral blood stream. Pushed by the lub-dub of the heart, the clot reaches the lungs and enters the pulmonary … Read More

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