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July 2, 2015

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

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

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

Safer Drug Combination Found for Patients With High-Risk Atrial Fibrillation

Mar. 6, 2015 — Use of a newer blood thinner significantly decreased the risk of strokes for patients with atrial fibrillation who require an anticoagulant and the heart rhythm medication amiodarone, a new study has ... read more

First-of-Its-Kind Center to Diagnose, Treat Deadly Blood Clots

Mar. 5, 2015 — The creation of a new multidisciplinary Venous Thromboembolic Disease Center (VTEC) has been announced in New York to treat those with life-threating blood ... read more

Feb. 23, 2015 — The blood platelet protein Rasa3 is critical to the success of the common anti-platelet drug Plavix, which breaks up blood clots during heart attacks and other arterial diseases, researchers have ... read more

Resistance to Aspirin Tied to More Severe Strokes

Feb. 23, 2015 — People who exhibit a resistance to aspirin may be more likely to have more severe strokes than people who still respond to the drug, according to a new ... read more

Surgery for Pulmonary Embolism May Prevent Deaths

Feb. 10, 2015 — A surgical procedure that was virtually abandoned in the 1950s because of its high mortality rates in trying to save patients with acute pulmonary embolism may actually prevent more deaths in ... read more

Novel Bio-Inspired Robotic Sock Promotes Blood Circulation and Prevents Blood Clots in Legs

Feb. 10, 2015 — Innovative robotic sock, which mimics tentacle movements of corals, can benefit bedridden or immobile ... read more

Steroid Therapy Increases Risk of Blood Clots 5-Fold in IBD Patients

Jan. 29, 2015 — Compared with biologic therapy, corticosteroid (steroid) use is associated with a nearly five-fold increase of venous thromboembolism in inflammatory bowel disease patients, according to a new ... read more

No Increase in Complications of Breast Reconstruction Over Age 65

Jan. 28, 2015 — Older women don't have an increased overall risk of complications from breast reconstruction after mastectomy, reports a new article. "Older patients should be counseled that their age does ... read more

Platelet Transfusions Increase Odds of Death in Some Rare Blood Cell Disorders

Jan. 14, 2015 — People hospitalized with certain rare blood cell disorders frequently receive a treatment that is associated with a two- to fivefold increase in death, according to a new study that reviewed hospital ... read more

New Approach to Diagnose Blood Clots in Lungs of Patients Over 50

Dec. 17, 2014 — New research identifies a new 'sliding scale' model used to rule out potentially deadly blood clots in the lungs, known as pulmonary embolisms, that is more accurate than current diagnostic ... read more

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