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"Thick" Blood May Increase Stroke Risk

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August 17, 1999
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American Heart Association
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A person with 'thick' blood may be at higher risk for stroke, according to a new study in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Thick or viscous blood tends to coagulate and form unwanted blood clots that can block blood flow to the heart or brain, causing a heart attack or stroke.

DALLAS, Aug 17 -- A person with 'thick' blood may be at higher risk for stroke, according to a new study in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.


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