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No Benefit in Testing for Genes Linked to Leg Clots

... can help prevent the potentially dangerous blood clots called deep vein thrombosis, a new U.S. ... gene mutations in adults with a history of blood clots helps prevent deep vein thrombosis or improves ... develop deep vein thrombosis. These blood clots occur most commonly in the legs of people who are ...

Urine Test Predicts Vein Clot Risk

... indicates an increased risk of dangerous blood clots in the deep veins of the lungs and legs, a Dutch ... in passengers on long-haul flights. These clots can become dangerous if they travel to the lungs ... on almost 8,600 adults, 129 of whom had venous clots during the study period of more than eight years ...

New Device Treats Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

... is effective in preventing strokes caused by clots associated with atrial fibrillation, but its use ... cage called the WATCHMAN. The device blocks blood clots that typically form in the heart's left atrial ... "The major risk of atrial fibrillation is blood clots forming in the heart, and then breaking loose to ...

FDA Panel Backs New Anti-Clotting Drug

... effective at reducing potentially fatal blood clots than heparin, a widely used blood thinner, with ... replacements. The once-a-day pill could prevent clots from forming and traveling to the lungs. clots are a common side effect after these replacement ...

New Anti-Clotting Treatment Urged for Cancer Patients

... warfarin does not reduce catheter-related blood clots in cancer patients, so new treatments are needed ... Overall, rates of catheter-related blood clots were the same (6 percent) whether people were or ... dose-adjusted warfarin did have fewer blood clots than those given the fixed dose (3 percent vs. 7 ...

Research highlights new approaches to prevent blood clots

... medication to help prevent deadly blood clots in patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy ... consists of anticoagulants that help prevent clots from forming, medications that dissolve blood ... change the way physicians prevent serious blood clots in patients undergoing major orthopedic surgery. ...

Transfusions increase clot risk in hospitalized cancer patients

... for the treatment of anemia in cancer cause blood clots and using transfusions was an alternative that ... raised patients' risk of developing blood clots and the Food and Drug Administration issued ... researchers examined the risk of developing blood clots for hospitalized patients who received blood ...

Ultrasound Can Help Break Up DVTs

... and clot-busting drugs may help dissolve blood clots quicker than drugs alone in patients with deep ... body, most often in the lower leg or thigh. These clots can break off and travel to the lungs (pulmonary ... according to the U.S. Surgeon General. "These clots are a main source of both heart attacks and ...

Ultrasound waves aid in rapid treatment of DVT

... vein thrombosis (DVT) may help dissolve blood clots in less time than using clot-busting drugs alone, ... annual VEITHsymposium in New York City. "These clots are a main cause of both heart attacks and stroke ... 350,000 and 600,000 Americans get one of these clots - and at least 100,000 of them die. "We now ...

Cancer Drug Ups Risk of Clots in Veins

... with a greater risk of developing blood clots in the veins of patients with a variety of ... side effects associated with the drug, including clots in the artery, heart attacks, stroke and bowel ... previously been recognized that Avastin caused clots in arteries, but it was unclear whether it ...

Phase II Trial of Experimental Anti-Coagulant Reports Safety and Outcomes Data

... drug rivaroxaban effective at keeping blood clots from forming in the veins during and after ... said. This is important because if their blood clots too quickly, it could lead to a stroke or heart attack; if it clots too slowly that could lead to bleeding, he ...

Statins Lower Risk of Clots in Cancer Patients

... cholesterol may have a future in preventing blood clots in patients with breast, lung, colon and other ... patients taking statins had a lower incidence of clots than did patients not taking the medications. ... well as pulmonary embolism, or potentially fatal clots in the lung. DVT is strongly linked to ...

Simpler Test May Be Best for Diagnosing Blood Clots in Leg

... News) -- An older, simpler test to look for blood clots in the leg -- called deep vein thrombosis, or DVT ... located deep within the body. Commonly, these clots occur in the legs. Certain factors increase your ... During the three-month follow-up, blood clots were found in 0.9 percent of the 2-point group ...

First-Ever National Ranking of 'Hot Spots' for Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D.) Identifies Cities With Higher Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

... platelets from sticking together and forming clots may be necessary. PLAVIX(R) (clopidogrel ... conditions as ACS (Acute Coronary Syndrome). clots can become dangerous when they form inside your arteries. These clots form when blood platelets stick together, forming ...

Migraine Sufferers Face Greater Blood Clot Risk

... migraine patients are more prone to develop blood clots in their veins." "Because people that develop clots in [their] veins are also at an increased risk to develop clots in the arteries supplying brain and heart, our ...

AHRQ Releases Two New Resources to Help Consumers and Clinicians Prevent Dangerous Blood Clots

... Healthcare Research and Quality. Not all blood clots are harmful but deep vein thrombosis, a blood ... that clinicians in the field can use. "Blood clots can be a serious condition affecting hundreds of ... to work to improve care." Dangerous blood clots can form when a person is stationary for a ...

Broad Screening of Blood Clots May Find Cancers Earlier

... screening of people with unexplained blood clots -- particularly in the legs, arms and lungs -- ... Annals of Internal Medicine , noted that blood clots in the legs, arms and lungs (called venous ... Lung, and Blood Institute has more about blood clots . -- Kevin ...

Finding May Allow Some Women to Stop Blood Thinners

... It details risk factors for recurrent blood clots MONDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- A ... venous thrombosis, with no obvious cause of clots in the legs, arms or lungs. In cases where there ... percent and 13 percent of those having recurrent clots die because of them, he added. Before doctors ...

Beijing pollution may trigger heart attacks, strokes

... and increase the possibility of having blood clots in their legs on the plane home. The people ... POLLUTION CAUSES HEART ATTACKS, STROKES AND BLOOD clots Mutlu published research in 2007 that showed ... in polluted areas are more likely to have blood clots in their legs. Traveling long distances by car or ...

JCI online early table of contents: July 10, 2008

... men are more at risk of diseases caused by blood clots than women Being male increases your risk of ... is secreted in males) their ability to form blood clots resembled male mice. Conversely, when male ... secreted in females) their ability to form blood clots resembled female mice. The authors therefore ...

Anti-estrogen drug therapy reduces risk of invasive breast cancer in older women

... taking medication, and has no history of blood clots or stroke, raloxifene might be a more appealing ... RUTH trial had an increased incidence of blood clots and fatal strokes compared to those who took ... side effects, which for raloxifene include blood clots and fatal stroke. But these findings are ...

Unique Simulation Training Course Ushers in New Era of Stroke Intervention

... are learning to capture and remove blood clots in the brain through catheter-based treatments ... allowing participants to practice removing clots from the brain on a unique simulation system. clots are removed using a newly FDA-approved ...

Rivaroxaban phase III pivotal data presented at EFORT annual meeting

... was superior in preventing venous blood clots in patients who underwent total knee replacement ... but often preventable conditions. These clots often break apart and travel through the ... increasing the risk of VTE. In fact, venous blood clots occur in 40-60% of patients undergoing major ...

Clot-Busting Treatment Improves Bleeding Stroke Outcomes

... of tPA have proven effective at breaking up clots in conditions such as heart attacks and other ... directly onto the clot in varying amounts. The clots dissolved within three to four days on average -- ... of previous patients who didn't receive tPA. The clots of patients receiving 1 milligram of tPA every ...

Researchers fine-tune clot-busting treatment for bleeding in brain

... (80 to 100 mg) tPA is effective at breaking up clots in other conditions, such as heart attacks and ... daily CT scans, the researchers found that the clots dissolved within three to four days on average, ... 1 milligram of tPA every 8 hours dissolving their clots about a day faster than those on the other ...

Damaged veins heal faster with heparin treatment, laboratory study finds

... A commonly used medication that prevents blood clots from forming may also prevent existing clots from damaging delicate vein walls and may ... of the 300,000 deaths that occur each year when clots break free of vein walls and travel to the lungs. ...

WHI follow-up study: Risks of long-term hormone therapy continue to outweigh benefits

... the numbers of heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots were not significantly different between the two ... and nearly twice the risk of serious blood clots compared to the women who did not take ... decreased and that the risks for stroke and blood clots did not grow after the women stopped taking ...

Mechanism of blood clot elasticity revealed in high definition

... Blood clots can save lives, staunching blood loss after ... that is a fundamental building block of blood clots gives them their life-enhancing, or ... original length. Once theyre formed, blood clots have to be elastic because they have a mechanical ...

Clot-Busting Drug Offers New Approach to DVT

... Injecting directly into clots prevents recurrence and painful side effects, ... clot-busting drug alteplase (rTPA) directly into clots in the legs reduces the risk of complications and ... Radiology. DVT is the formation of blood clots in veins deep within the legs. ...

FDA Warns Clot Risk Higher in Birth Control Patch Than Pill

... American women carries a risk of serious blood clots that is higher than the risk already recognized ... deaths, one heart attack and 16 cases of blood clots since 2004 among women who used the patch. ... were using typical birth control pills." Blood clots called venous thromboembolisms (VTEs) -- which ...

Minor Leg Injuries Might Boost Blood Clot Risk

... muscle ruptures -- could raise the risk of blood clots in the legs or lungs, suggests a study by ... risk of venous thrombosis, which includes blood clots in the leg as well as more dangerous blood clots that have traveled to the lungs (pulmonary ...

CT Scans Catch More Clots in Lungs

... "Sometimes, when you detect very small blood clots that are isolated to single vessels, clinically, ... the clot is treated, because we recognize that clots can be very serious, and they can recur," said ... the anticoagulant medicines used to treat blood clots aren't without risk. In some people, these ...

FDA Panel Says No to Avastin for Advanced Breast Cancer

... did not outweigh the increased risk of blood clots and other cardiovascular troubles among users, ... that 3.8 percent of patients experienced blood clots while on the drug, compared to 1.7 percent of ... 65 or older appeared to be at special risk for clots while taking Avastin, according to the study, ...

North Dakota Grants Enova Medical Technologies a $2.5 Million Centers of Excellence Grant

... New Thrombectomy Device to Remove clots in Blood Vessels ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 8 ... license for a thrombectomy device that removes clots in blood vessels. Enova will team with ... a thrombectomy catheter that removes blood clots from stroke patients," he said. ...

In-Flight Clot Risk Low for Most People

... of airplane passengers developing serious blood clots in-flight, only about one in 5,000 people are at ... Venous thromboembolism is a condition where blood clots form in the veins of the legs. The danger is that these clots can break loose and travel to the lungs, heart or ...

Pill Equals Injection in Preventing Clots After Hip Replacement

... drug, enoxaparin, in reducing the risk of blood clots after total hip replacement surgery. As ... once daily, for 28 to 35 days. Blood clots or death from all causes occurred in 53 of 880 (6 ... Medical Encyclopedia has more about blood clots . -- Robert ...

FDA Approves Osteoporosis Drug to Cut Breast Cancer Risk

... potentially dangerous side effects such as blood clots and stroke, would give women a valuable option in ... cancer, it also increases their risks for blood clots and stroke. In the Raloxifene Use for The ... year) and a 44 percent increased risk of blood clots (1.2 more cases per women treated per year), ...

Researchers Find Better Way to Deliver Blood Thinner

... hemorrhaging from low doses or developing blood clots with too-high doses. "We already knew these ... under the brand name Coumadin, prevents blood clots and reduces the risk of stroke in patients with ... and pulmonary emboli. It is also used to prevent clots in people who recently had certain orthopedic ...

Latest DES Analysis Stresses Importance of Physicians Well-Trained in Implantation Technique and Patient Follow-Up

... regimen of medications that prevent blood clots in the first one to two years after DES ... about whether the devices cause dangerous blood clots and may have dissuaded some patients and their ... of patients (0.5 percent per year) blood clots may form in these stents. This is in stark ...

Daiichi Sankyo and Lilly Receive U.S. FDA Approval for Effient(TM)

... of having a cardiac event (such as a heart attack) and stent-related blood clots (known as stent thrombosis) among patients with acute coronary syndromes ... the 15 months of the trial. In addition, there were fewer stent-related clots (known as stent thrombosis) in patients treated with Effient compared with ...
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