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Vein Condition May Mask Serious Clot Disorder

Superficial vein thrombosis linked to deep vein thrombosis, study says MONDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) -- A supposedly harmless condition -- superficial vein thrombosis, or varicose veins that have become swollen and painful -- may herald the presence of a more dangerous problem. O...

Urine Test Predicts Vein Clot Risk

Those with elevated albumin levels were more likely to get DVT, pulmonary embolisms TUESDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- A higher-than-normal level of the protein albumin in urine indicates an increased risk of dangerous blood clots in the deep veins of the lungs and legs, a Dutch study...

Family History Plays Key Role in Blood Clot Risk

Study finds odds more than doubled, especially if kin was diagnosed at young age MONDAY, March 23 (HealthDay News) -- Children and siblings of people who develop blood clots in the veins may be more than twice as likely as those without a family history to develop the condition, Dutch ...

Transfusing Anemic Cancer Patients Boosts Clot Risk

But the danger is about the same as using drugs for treatment, study suggests FRIDAY, Nov. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Giving blood transfusions to treat anemia in cancer patients increases the risk of potentially lethal blood clots, say University of Rochester, N.Y., researchers. But th...

Transfusions increase clot risk in hospitalized cancer patients

Blood transfusions used to treat anemia in patients with cancer are associated with an increased risk of life-threatening blood clots, at a similar rate as other treatments for cancer-induced anemia, according to scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center. These findings, publish...

Statins show promise for blood clot prevention

Statins, the class of drugs commonly used for lowering cholesterol, are now showing promise at preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots, an affliction that occurs in nearly 2 million Americans each year. New research presented at CHEST 2008, the 74th annual international scientific ass...

Statins Show Promise for Blood Clot Prevention

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Statins, the class of drugs commonly used for lowering cholesterol, are now showing promise at preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots, an affliction that occurs in nearly 2 million Americans each year. New research presented at CHEST 2008, th...

Migraine Sufferers Face Greater Blood Clot Risk

But condition doesn't hasten hardening of arteries, researchers say MONDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Migraine patients face a higher risk for developing a blood clot in their veins, a team of Austrian and Italian researchers reports. Prior studies have suggested that the absolut...

New blood clot guidelines for pregnant women

New evidence-based guidelines address the prevention and management of thrombosis in key patient populations and reinforce recommendations related to the routine use of preventive therapies. Published as a supplement in the June issue of CHEST , the peer-reviewed journal of the American College o...

Sucking Out Clot Debris Helps Heart Attack Patients

One-year death rate nearly halved in Dutch study THURSDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Vacuuming out loose pieces of clots before artery-opening treatment of a heart attack reduced the one-year death rate by nearly half in a Dutch trial, a result that cardiologists said could change med...

Key found to breakthrough drug for clot victims

PORTLAND, Ore. A team of researchers at Oregon Health & Science University and Washington University in St. Louis have described for the first time the mechanism that gives a mutant enzyme molecule that they have engineered and patented the potential to become a breakthrough drug for treating h...

Mechanism of blood clot elasticity revealed in high definition

Blood clots can save lives, staunching blood loss after injury, but they can also kill. Let loose in the bloodstream, a clot can cause a heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism. A new study reveals in atomic detail how a blood protein that is a fundamental building block of blood clots give...

Sucking Out Clot Debris Helps Heart Attack Patients

Dutch study found vacuuming clogged vessels before angioplasty improved outcomes WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Vacuuming out loose pieces of clots in blocked heart vessels improved the results of artery-opening angioplasty in a Dutch trial. The technique, called thrombus asp...

Hospital Patients' Blood Clot Risk High

But international study finds many aren't getting preventive treatments THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- More than half the patients in hospitals worldwide risk developing dangerous blood clots known as venous thromboembolisms, yet many aren't receiving treatments that could preve...

FDA Warns Clot Risk Higher in Birth Control Patch Than Pill

Agency is updating Ortho Evra's labeling to reflect results of new study FRIDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- A birth control skin patch used by many American women carries a risk of serious blood clots that is higher than the risk already recognized for the birth control pill, the U.S...

Minor Leg Injuries Might Boost Blood Clot Risk

Simple damage such as sprain or muscle rupture raised venous thrombosis odds, study says THURSDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Minor leg injures -- including ankle sprains and muscle ruptures -- could raise the risk of blood clots in the legs or lungs, suggests a study by researchers in the Net...

Diesel Exhaust Increases Clot Formation

2 hours after exposure to fumes, volunteers' blood platelets thickened, study found WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to diesel exhaust increases clot formation and blood platelet activity, boosting men's risk for heart attack and stroke, a small study has found. The volunteers ...

In-Flight Clot Risk Low for Most People

Odds of 'economy class syndrome' are about 1 in 5,000, research shows MONDAY, Sept. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Despite recent media reports of airplane passengers developing serious blood clots in-flight, only about one in 5,000 people are at risk for these types of events, a new study fi...

Grapefruit-Heavy Diet Helped Spur Dangerous Clot

The fruit, combined with contraceptive pill and a genetic mutation, almost cost woman her leg, doctors say THURSDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- A rare set of interactions involving grapefruit juice, birth control pills and a genetic mutation almost cost a 42-year-old woman her leg, ph...

Protein Interaction is a Drug Target for Blood Clot Prevention

After a blood vessel in injured, platelets cluster together to plug the site of injury in the form of a blood clot (thrombus). In arterial disease, altered platelet aggregation can block blood vessels and cause heart attack or stroke. Platelet aggregation involves the binding of many molecule...

Blood Clot Warning Over Common Medical Device

The leading type of angioplasty stent used in Australia, drug-eluting stents (DES), could be responsible for causing life-threatening// clots in blood vessels, Professor Richard Harper of the Monash Medical Centre has warned. Angioplasty is a medical procedure in which a device is used to op...

Increased Risk of Clot with Birth-Control Patch

Women who use birth control patch are twice as likely to develop clots in comparison to those on the pill, a new study has found. Recently, another study conducted on similar grounds // has revealed that there is no such risk. With controversial data from both sides, women who use the patch have be...

Oncologists Overlook Clot Risk

Cancer patients who receive treatment have a greater risk of developing blood clots, but a new study shows many doctors are not taking the necessary steps to prevent the clots from forming.// Researchers in England, surveyed more than 100 oncologists to determine if the doctors were aware of th...

Easier Treatment for Blood Clot

A pulmonary embolism is a fairly common condition that can be fatal. It is defined as an obstruction of a blood vessel in the lungs, usually due to a blood clot, //which blocks a coronary artery. While treatment is not always successful for a pulmonary embolism, a new study shows a new treatment is...

Effient(TM) is Now Available in Pharmacies

... Patients should not stop taking Effient without first talking to the doctor who prescribed it for them, as this may result in increased risk of a clot in their stent, a heart attack or death. Patients should get medical attention right away if they develop any of the following unexpected sympt...

Prescient Medical Receives Frost & Sullivan Product Innovation of the Year Award

...lieved to occur when so-called "vulnerable" plaques rupture, releasing cholesterol and cellular debris into the blood stream and potentially causing a clot that disrupts blood flow to the heart. The vProtect(TM) Luminal Shield is a self-expanding nitinol device designed to treat soft, recently ruptured an...

Jury Awards Valley Medical Center Patient $1.8 Million for Nursing Negligence

...s condition. Thompson testified in court he could see "panic in her eyes" and immediately ordered an emergency CT scan, which revealed a massive blood clot in her back, putting pressure on her spinal nerves. "The hospital's nursing staff did not alert Dr. Thompson that Ellen was in trouble, depri...

The risk of developing deep vein thrombosis during a flight is often overestimated

... result, blood may clump together, forming a blood clot which can lead to deep vein thrombosis. "This can become dangerous if the blood clot dislodges, travels to the lungs and blocks a blood...this also increases the risk of developing a blood clot in a vein in their leg or pelvis. "To prevent seri...

Abbott Launches New Instrument to Complete Family of ARCHITECT Immunochemistry Analyzers

...16200 integrated immunoassay/chemistry systems. Abbott's unique technologies include the Robotic Sample Handler to prioritize emergency tests; sample clot and bubble detection to verify sampling integrity; and FlexRate and CHEMIFLEX assay technologies. ARCHITECT systems use identical easy-to-use softwar...

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

... Patients should not stop taking Effient without first talking to the doctor who prescribed it for them, as this may result in increased risk of a clot in their stent, a heart attack or death. Patients should get medical attention right away if they develop any of the following unexpected symptom...

Travelers Face Greater Risk of Leg Clots

... . Known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or venous thromboembolism (VTE), this serious condition can sometimes lead to a pulmonary embolism, where a clot that forms in the leg migrates to the lungs and can cause death. Given that by 2010 an estimated 2.5 billion passengers across the globe will be tr...

Slow Decline Often Follows Stroke Recovery

...first months after an ischemic stroke, they gradually become more dependent over the next five years," Dhamoon said. An ischemic stroke is caused by a clot that blocks a blood vessel in the brain. "The odds of having a full recovery -- living independently or needing very little assistance -- fell as m...

Research: Improving treatment of patients with heart attack

...ntreal, June 25th 2009 When faced with patients suffering a heart attack, doctors have two choices: inject them with medication to dissolve the blood clot (fibrinolytic therapy) or insert a small balloon to open the blocked artery (primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)). Guidelines for treatin...

Pharmacomechanical Thrombectomy Procedure Adoption to Accelerate Due to More Aggressive Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis, According to Millennium Research Group

...is indication is promising. MRG's US Markets for clot Management Devices 2009 report finds that PMT pro...oWave Peripheral Infusion System and ev3's Helix clot Buster Thrombectomy Device. In order to address t...s trial will clarify the association between rapid clot lysis and the prevention of post-thrombotic syndro...

No Benefit in Testing for Genes Linked to Leg Clots

...clearly shows that we need more research and evidence to achieve its full potential. But people can help reduce their likelihood of developing a blood clot by talking with their doctor about precautions," Dr. Carolyn M. Clancy, AHRQ director, said in a news release from the agency. More information ...

For Every Blow to the Head, Quick Action Is Urged

... runs right underneath the skull, and the skull on the temple is very thin. You can break the bone, the bone cuts the artery and a high-pressure blood clot forms. That then squeezes the brain." Richardson's death, though, is known to have saved at least one life. An Ohio couple whose 7-year-old daughte...

Omega-3 EPA: Treatment for a Heart Condition

...e in her heart, which had caused a blood clot. The clot had broken up and a part of it had settled on Roxa...rmittently in her vision. Unsure as to whether the clot had travelled elsewhere in the body, experts were ...rther checks, including a brain scan to see if the clot had travelled to her brain, in order to rule out t...

Heavy Periods May Be Due to a Clotting Disorder

... and the study's lead author. "Heavy bleeding should not be ignored," James said in a news release from the university. "When a woman's blood can't clot normally, the most obvious sign is a heavy period." But in many such cases, doctors don't suspect a blood clotting problem. "Sometimes they think ...

Mini-Stroke Can Mean Major One Within Hours

...ut. "When we do perfusion [blood flow] brain scans in these patients, we do sometimes find that they have occluded an artery in the brain with a blood clot but the brain is surviving on indirect blood flow from the other vessels," he said. "After a few hours, this indirect blood flow sometimes fails and t...

Compression Stockings Offer Little Benefit After Stroke

...en seven and 10 days and at 25 to 30 days after they were enrolled in the study. The researchers were checking for deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot that can break up and get carried through the bloodstream to the heart and lungs, which is a potentially life-threatening problem. DVT occurred in ...
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