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Gut Bacteria May Turn Common Nutrient Into Clot-Enhancing Compound

Apr. 24, 2017 — Gut bacteria can produce a clot-enhancing compound when people eat a nutrient found in a variety of foods including meat, eggs and milk, according to new ... read more

Genetically Guided Warfarin Dosing Lowers Risk of Some Adverse Events

Mar. 20, 2017 — Using genetic testing to help personalize doses of warfarin therapy given to patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery appears to lower the risk of combined adverse events compared with ... read more

For Atrial Fibrillation Ablation, Newer Anticoagulant Reduces Major Bleeds

Mar. 20, 2017 — Uninterrupted treatment with dabigatran, a non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOACs), before, during and after ablation to treat atrial fibrillation significantly reduced the incidence of ... read more

Reduced Dose of Warfarin Alternative May Help Prevent Strokes in Dialysis Patients

Mar. 16, 2017 — In dialysis patients who took 2.5 mg of apixaban twice daily, blood concentrations of the drug were maintained at therapeutic ... read more

Light Beam Replaces Blood Test During Heart Surgery

Feb. 27, 2017 — Light beamed into a patient's blood through an optical fiber can determine whether blood is clotting during an operation, continuously and in real time. Researchers believe it could take the ... read more

Lung Ultrasound Can Help Doctors See Other Diseases That Mask as Lethal Clots in Lung

Jan. 31, 2017 — Lung ultrasound can show alternative diagnoses and should be considered when evaluating patients with suspected pulmonary embolism, say ... read more

Research Suggests Way to Improve Stroke Treatments

Jan. 27, 2017 — Working with animal models, researchers now have demonstrated the potential of giving a drug in combination with tPA that might improve stroke outcomes and increase the window of opportunity for the ... read more

Standard of Care Anti-Clotting Drugs May Be Unnecessary for Most Surgery Patients

Jan. 23, 2017 — As many as three out of four surgery patients could be receiving anti-clotting medications that they do not need, according to a study. The research challenges standard of care guidelines specifying ... read more

Changes to Hospital Electronic Health Records Could Improve Care of Patients on Warfarin

Jan. 11, 2017 — Using electronic health records can improve the care patients on warfarin receive after they leave the hospital and eliminate potential confusion among care providers and pharmacists, research ... read more

New Approach to Managing Warfarin Patients Improves Care, Cuts Costs

Jan. 10, 2017 — New performance measures have been developed for patients on warfarin that may save lives and money, report ... read more

Sleep Apnea Can Contribute to Recurring Pulmonary Embolism

Dec. 7, 2016 — Suffering from sleep apnea can put patients at an increased risk for multiple emboli, according to a new ... read more

Filling Need for Fast, Accurate Assessment of Blood's Ability to Clot

Dec. 5, 2016 — A portable sensor has been developed that can assess the clotting ability of a person’s blood 95 times faster than current methods—using only a single drop of ... read more

Nov. 28, 2016 — A smart patch has been designed to monitor a patient’s blood and release blood-thinning drugs as needed to prevent the occurrence of dangerous blood clots – a condition known as thrombosis. In an ... read more

Progress in Preventing Bleeding in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Undergoing Stenting

Nov. 14, 2016 — A new study testing the safety and effectiveness of anticoagulant strategies for patients with atrial fibrillation who undergo stenting procedures has shown that therapies combining the anticoagulant ... read more

A Lot of Blood, for No Reason? Common, Costly Clot Test Has Few Benefits

Nov. 2, 2016 — A half billion dollars – at least -- gets spent each year on blood tests to see which hospital patients have a genetic quirk that makes their blood more likely to form dangerous clots. And most of ... read more

Platelet Biomechanics Sheds Light on Coronary Disease

Sep. 28, 2016 — The answer to a 20-year-old physiology question may offer clues for the treatment and prevention of thrombosis and its related conditions, as well as heart ... read more

Cesarean Section Carries Increased Risk for Postpartum Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

Sep. 22, 2016 — Women are four times more likely to suffer a VTE after a cesarean-section compared to a vaginal birth, according to a new study. Roughly one-third of all births in Europe and North America now occur ... read more

Results of Trial Into Anticoagulants for Cardioversion in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Published

Aug. 30, 2016 — Clinical trial finds edoxaban to be equally effective as current use of ... read more

'Reversible' Blood Thinner May Cut Bleeding Risk

Aug. 24, 2016 — Researchers have developed an antibody that blocks the formation of blood clots without triggering bleeding, a serious risk associated with current blood ... read more

To Stop the Bleeding, the Platelet Have to 'Die'

Aug. 9, 2016 — Scientists have discovered the mechanism of the platelet programmed cell death, resulting in acceleration of the blood coagulation process by a factor of 1,000 to ... read more

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