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May 29, 2016

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May 29, 2016

Apr. 4, 2016 — An international team of scientists was able to demonstrate in mouse and patient studies, how magnesium affects the production of blood platelets and that the TRPM7 channel function plays a key role ... read more

Common Genetic Variants Double Risk for Blood Clots in African Americans

Feb. 17, 2016 — New research identifies common genetic variants predominantly found in African Americans that double their risk for blood ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — The effects of one or more antithrombotic (anti-clotting) drugs could more easily be determined through the use of a new analysis system, report researchers. Myocardial infarction, arrhythmia (atrial ... read more

Link Found Between Obesity and Blood Clots in Pediatric Patients

Jan. 16, 2016 — An association between obesity and the formation of blood clots in the veins of children and adolescents has been identified by researchers. While obesity is a well-established risk factor for venous ... read more

Key Pathway Involved in Blood Vessel Occlusion Discovered

Jan. 14, 2016 — Researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding blood vessel occlusion by discovering a novel pathway involved in this ... read more

Novel Blood Thinner Found to Be Safe and Effective in Women

Jan. 14, 2016 — In new research, investigators compared the safety and efficacy of cangrelor to another commonly used anti-platelet therapy, clopidogrel, to see whether the effects differed between men and ... read more

Detecting When, Why Deadly Blood Clots Form

Jan. 7, 2016 — A better assay for testing blood's clotting tendency, also known as hemostasis, has been devised. Researchers say it could one day prove lifesaving in a variety of clinical situations in which a ... read more

New Antithrombotic Guideline Update for Treatment of VTE Disease

Jan. 7, 2016 — Each year, there are approximately 10 million cases of venous thromboembolism (VTE) worldwide. VTE, the formation of blood clots in the vein, is a dangerous and potentially deadly medical condition ... read more

Women Can Take Blood Thinners, Hormones Without Higher Blood Clot, Bleeding Risk, Study Shows

Dec. 22, 2015 — Women on blood thinners can take estrogen-containing contraception or hormone replacement therapy without an increased risk of blood clots or uterine bleeding, new research shows for the first ... read more

Preoperative Use of Blood-Thinning Drugs Is Safe for Cancer Patients

Dec. 15, 2015 — Among patients undergoing major cancer operations, the preoperative use of blood-thinning drugs such as heparin does not increase rates of major bleeding or transfusions, and is associated with a ... read more

Nature of Atherosclerosis from Plaque Initiation to Thrombosis Revealed

Dec. 7, 2015 — For the first time, researchers can provide early detection of plaques that have a high likelihood of clotting and/or rupture. Scientists have observed the development and evolution of ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — A group of biophysicists have developed a mathematical model of arterial thrombus formation, which is the main cause of heart attacks and strokes. The scientists described the process of platelet ... read more

Thrombosis During Sepsis Is a Consequence of Protective Host Immune Responses

Nov. 16, 2015 — Researchers have, for the first time, identified how Salmonella infections that have spread to our blood and organs can lead to life-threatening ... read more

Snake Venom Could Make Surgery Safer for Patients on Blood Thinners

Nov. 11, 2015 — Preventing blood clots with drugs such as heparin has become a common practice for fighting some heart and lung conditions, and for certain surgeries. But patients who take them also need their blood ... read more

Humble Blood Cells Transformed Into 'Franken-Platelets'

Nov. 4, 2015 — Scientists have created a 'Franken-platelet' -- a supercharged blood cell -- that might be capable of healing major wounds, busting clots or blocking ... read more

Oct. 27, 2015 — Scientists developing novel nanotherapeutics for clearing obstructed blood vessels have teamed up stroke researchers to develop a new, highly effective drug-device combination for treating ... read more

Oct. 26, 2015 — A hydrogel infused with snake venom may be the best material to stop bleeding quickly, even in the presence of anti-coagulants, according to ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — A potential treatment for a serious clotting condition that can strike patients who receive heparin to treat or prevent blood clots may lie within reach by elucidating the structure of the protein ... read more

Blood Clots May Complicate Aortic Valve Replacements

Oct. 5, 2015 — Heart valve replacements made from tissue (bioprosthetic valves) have long been thought to be spared the complication of blood clot formation. Researchers have now found that about 15 percent of all ... read more

New Guideline Aims to Help Physicians Manage Deep Vein Blood Clots in Patients

Sep. 28, 2015 — A new Canadian guideline aims to help physicians identify and manage blood clots, specifically iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis, in the groin and thigh. The guideline, based on the latest evidence, ... read more

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