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July 30, 2015

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July 30, 2015

Research Analyzes Impact of Case Volume on Outcomes for DVT Treatment

July 24, 2015 — Patients who have lower extremity proximal deep vein thrombosis, or a blood clot in their leg, are increasingly undergoing minimally invasive catheter-based clot removal -- also referred to as ... read more

Lower Risk Treatment for Blood Clots 'Empowers' Patients, Improves Care

July 16, 2015 — Emergency department researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine found positive results and cost savings from treating patients with potentially fatal blood clots with rivaroxaban verses ... read more

Nanomedicine in the Fight Against Thrombotic Diseases

July 6, 2015 — Ischemic heart disease and stroke caused by thrombus formation are responsible for more than 17 million deaths per year worldwide. Now researchers announce new research that has been covering the use ... read more

Uninterrupted NOAC Therapy During AF Ablation Appears Safe

June 24, 2015 — Uninterrupted treatment with novel oral anticoagulants during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is safe, suggests new research. Continuation of NOAC therapy was not associated with ... read more

One in Five Young Venous Thromboembolism Patients Require Psychotropic Drugs Within Five Years

June 14, 2015 — One in five young people who experience a venous thromboembolism (VTE)1 will require psychotropic medication within five years, reveals new research. Young VTE patients were twice as likely to ... read more

Statewide Quality Improvement Program Helps Lower Rates of Trauma Complications

June 10, 2015 — A team of trauma surgeons has reported how data from a statewide quality collaborative helped them reduce the rate of a serious trauma complication by more than half. The researchers examined the ... read more

Novel PET Tracer Narrows in on Life-Threatening Blood Clots

June 8, 2015 — Fatal cardiac events are often preceded by abnormal blood clots, also called thrombosis. Scientists have now developed a molecular imaging technique that could save lives by revealing troublesome ... read more

Arterial Thrombosis: Cloaking of Collagen Frees Up the Flow

June 3, 2015 — Blood clots often form when lipid-rich plaques on the inner surface of arteries rupture and platelets aggregate at the site of injury. Cardiologists have now compared the effects of two new platelet ... read more

Anticoagulant Medications: Newer, Easier to Manage Medications May Not Always Be the Best Choice

May 29, 2015 — If you are over age 75, and taking an anticoagulant, the old standard may be the gold standard, Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have ... read more

Low Stent Thrombosis Rates With Primary PCI, Regardless of Antithrombotic Choice

May 21, 2015 — Stent thrombosis following urgent angioplasty for acute heart attack occurred in less than 1 percent of patients in a large, 'real-world' registry, regardless of whether the antithrombotic ... read more

Copd Is Independent Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Death, but Not Risk of Stroke

May 20, 2015 — Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is associated with increased risk of dying from a cardiovascular disease such as heart failure or a heart attack, as well as diseases not associated ... read more

New Studies Examine the Significant Risk of Life-Threatening Blood Clots in Post-Surgical Lung Cancer Patients

Apr. 28, 2015 — Lung cancer surgery patients are at higher risk of developing venous thromboembolism, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), than previously thought, with elevated risks of ... read more

Revised Guidelines on Reducing Risk, Treatment Options for Thromboembolic Disease in Pregnancy

Apr. 16, 2015 — Advice on preventing and treating venous thromboembolism (VTE) during pregnancy, birth and following delivery is outlined in two new revised guidelines. VTE is uncommon in pregnancy or in the first 6 ... read more

Common Drug Is Re-Engineered to Improve Surgery Outcomes

Apr. 7, 2015 — A gas molecule has been attached to protamine sulfate by a research team, creating a new nitric oxide generator that could potentially reduce bleeding complications during surgery. During open-heart ... read more

A Possible Novel Therapy for a Rare but Potentially Fatal Blood Disorder

Mar. 26, 2015 — A transgenic mouse model is a proof-of-concept that platelet blood cells that are loaded with the enzyme ADAMTS13 can be an effective treatment in murine models of thrombotic thrombocytopenic ... read more

Serious Risks from Common IV Devices Mean Doctors Should Choose Carefully, Experts Say

Mar. 20, 2015 — Every day, patients get IV devices placed in their arms, to make it easier to receive medicines or have blood drawn. New research shows how serious the risk of blood clots from these devices is for ... read more

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Bivalirudin Superior to Both Heparin Monotherapy and Heparin Plus Tirofiban in Acute Myocardial Infarction

Mar. 17, 2015 — Data from the BRIGHT trial has demonstrated that bivalirudin was superior to both heparin monotherapy and heparin plus tirofiban for patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing percutaneous ... read more

Novel Anti-Clotting Therapy in Halted Trial No Better Than Existing Agents

Mar. 16, 2015 — A novel therapy that would allow doctors to turn the body's blood-clotting ability off and on in a more controlled way was about as effective as established anticoagulants in patients undergoing ... read more

Study Bolsters 'Turbocharged' Protein as a Promising Tool in Hemophilia Gene Therapy

Mar. 12, 2015 — Using gene therapy to produce a mutant human protein with unusually high blood-clotting power, scientists have successfully treated dogs with the bleeding disorder hemophilia, without triggering an ... read more

Mar. 10, 2015 — A new injectable polymer that strengthens blood clots, called PolySTAT, has been created by researchers. Administered in a simple shot, the polymer finds unseen injuries and has the potential to keep ... read more

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