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May 29, 2015

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May 29, 2015

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

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

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

Studies Compare Blood Clot Treatments, Illuminate Recurrence Risk in High-Risk Groups

Dec. 8, 2014 — New studies compare new and standard-of-care treatments for blood clots and further illuminate clot risks in vulnerable populations, such as cancer ... read more

Higher Blood Clot Risk in Longer Surgeries

Dec. 3, 2014 — Longer surgeries result in a higher risk of a life-threatening blood clot, according to the first large-scale, quantitative American study of the risk across all surgical procedures. These findings ... read more

Apixaban in DVT, Pulmonary Embolism: Patients With High BMI Benefit Considerably

Dec. 5, 2014 — There is proof of an added benefit of initial treatment with the new drug in a BMI over 28 kg/m2, but not in lower BMI and for long-term prevention, research ... read more

Dec. 4, 2014 — Intracranial hypertension -- increased blood pressure inside the head -- can predict a child's risk of death from malaria. A study now reports that accumulation of white blood cells impairs the ... read more

Chemotherapy Can Complicate Immediate Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

Dec. 3, 2014 — Immediate breast reconstruction following mastectomy is becoming more prevalent. However, in breast cancer patients undergoing simultaneous chemotherapy, thrombotic complications can arise that can ... read more

Hydroxychloroquine Reduces Cardiovascular Morbidity Risk in People With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Nov. 16, 2014 — Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil®), especially at the higher standard dose of 400 mg per day, independently decreases the risk of cardiovascular morbidity in people with rheumatoid arthritis, according ... read more

Long-Term Overtreatment With Anti-Clotting/antiplatelet Drug Combo May Raise Risk of Dementia

Nov. 16, 2014 — Long-term overtreatment with the anti-clotting drug warfarin combined with antiplatelet therapy to prevent stroke may raise the risk of dementia in people with atrial fibrillation, researchers ... read more

Device's Potential as Alternative to Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Patients With A-Fib

Nov. 16, 2014 — Researchers examined the long-term efficacy and safety, compared to warfarin, of a device to achieve left atrial appendage closure in patients with atrial ... read more

Nov. 5, 2014 — For the first time, researchers have been able to integratively mimic the shape, size, flexibility and surface chemistry of real blood platelets on albumin-based particles. The platelet mimics halt ... read more

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