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Statin Might Help Fight Blood Clots in Veins

Cholesterol-lowering Crestor cut risk by 43 percent, study found SUNDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- In addition to dramatically reducing the incidence of heart attacks and stroke, the cholesterol-lowering drug Crestor appears to have another important benefit: reducing the rate of bl...

Video: CRESTOR(R) Reduced Risk of Blood Clots in the Veins

ORLANDO, Fla., March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new analysis from the JUPITER study shows that CRESTOR(R) (rosuvastatin calcium) 20mg significantly cut the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) by 43% (p =0.007) compared to placebo among men and women with low to normal cholesterol levels a...

No Increase in Clots With Drug-Eluting Stents

Risk appears the same for bare metal or drug-eluting devices, study found,, SUNDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- Despite initial concerns that stent thrombosis, a blood clot inside a stent, is more common with the drug-eluting device, there appears to be no difference in the clot risk ...

Cosmetic Surgery - No Killer Blood Clots to the Lungs Sans GA, PK Anesthesia Can Save the Day

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (PRS) Journal, the leading journal in the field, published the remarkable safety record of propofol ketamine (PK) anesthesia this month - no killer blood clots to the lungs (pulmonary embolism or PE) of the more th...

Cancer Drug Ups Risk of Clots in Veins

Those on Avastin faced 33% increased risk of dangerous side effect TUESDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- The widely used cancer drug Avastin appears to be associated with a greater risk of developing blood clots in the veins of patients with a variety of cancers. This risk lengthens...

Statins Lower Risk of Clots in Cancer Patients

Study found those who took them were less likely to get venous thromboembolism MONDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- A class of drugs widely used to lower cholesterol may have a future in preventing blood clots in patients with breast, lung, colon and other solid-organ cancers. Resear...

Simpler Test May Be Best for Diagnosing Blood Clots in Leg

Compression ultrasound similar to more expensive whole-leg color ultrasound, study finds,,,, TUESDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- An older, simpler test to look for blood clots in the leg -- called deep vein thrombosis, or DVT -- is as effective as a newer, more expensive test, new res...

Broad Screening of Blood Clots May Find Cancers Earlier

Analysis suggests CT scan could boost detection 21% in those with unexplained masses FRIDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Doing more thorough screening of people with unexplained blood clots -- particularly in the legs, arms and lungs -- could increase the rate of cancer detection amon...

Air Pollution Linked to Blood Clots in Legs

Study suggests dirty air may be even more dangerous than previously thought MONDAY, May 12 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to the tiny, dirty particles in polluted air seems to increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis, which are blood clots in the thighs or legs, an Italian st...

Blood Clots in Legs, Lungs Predispose Patients to Repeat Episodes

They're at risk for new blockages within 3 years, study finds MONDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- People who develop a blood clot in their legs (deep vein thrombosis) or in their lungs (pulmonary embolism) are at risk of developing another blood clot within three years, a new study s...

CT Scans Catch More Clots in Lungs

Study finds newer method slightly more effective than traditional lung scans,,,, TUESDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Pulmonary embolism -- a life-threatening blood clot in the lungs -- can be very difficult to diagnose, but new research suggests a technique using CT scanning might be...

Pill Equals Injection in Preventing Clots After Hip Replacement

Study found no difference between the two protective treatments FRIDAY, Sept. 14 (HealthDay News) -- In a head-to-head trial, Swedish researchers found that a pill called dabigatran etexilate (DE) is just as effective as an injected drug, enoxaparin, in reducing the risk of blood clots after tot...

Travelers Face Greater Risk of Leg Clots

Review finds danger up to three times higher for this serious condition MONDAY, July 6 (HealthDay News) -- A review of past research confirms what many experts have long believed: People who travel bear a significantly higher risk for developing potentially life-threatening blood clots...

No Benefit in Testing for Genes Linked to Leg Clots

Taking precautions best way to avoid deep vein thrombosis, report says TUESDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- There's no proof that genetic testing can help prevent the potentially dangerous blood clots called deep vein thrombosis, a new U.S. government report shows. The presence of ...

Investigational Drug May Help Avert Blood Clots

Researchers say it works even when common blood thinners also are taken FRIDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- A drug derived from the magnolia tree appears to be safe and tolerable in preventing blood clots, according to a phase 2 study conducted by researchers at the Duke Clinical Res...

Research highlights new approaches to prevent blood clots

(SAN FRANCISCO, December 7, 2008) The largest study ever to examine the preventive use of blood-thinning medication to help prevent deadly blood clots in patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy will be presented in a press conference on Sunday, December 7, at 9:30 a.m., during the 50th Annu...

Flu Shots Lower Risk of Blood Clots

Study found getting one reduced chances by 26% SUNDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- People who get their annual flu shot may reap an extra benefit: a reduction in their risk of developing a blood clot. The benefit appeared stronger in those under the age of 52, according to research t...

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

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two new guides to help consumers and clinicians prevent and treat deep vein thrombosis were released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Not all blood clots are harmful but ...

Regular exercise reduces risk of blood clots

Leiden, The Netherlands November 20, 2007 According to a new study published in Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, regular participation in sports reduces the risk of developing blood clots by 39 percent in women and 22 percent in men. Researchers from Leiden University Medical Center in...

25,000 Needless Deaths Each Year Due to Failure to Tackle Blood Clots in Hospital

Up to 25,000 people may die needlessly each year due to the failure to prevent blood clots known as venous thromboembolisms (VTE) in UK hospitals , say experts in this weeks BMJ. Their warning follows the publication of official guidelines on the issue last month by the National Institute f...

You may Be Risking Fatal Blood Clots Even While Reading This

You don’t have to fly long miles by economy class, to risk deep vein thrombosis, say experts. Their research has brought out a startling high risk// of the ‘economy class syndrome’ in those on terra firma, right here among us, in IT offices, call centers etc. The research led by Professor Ri...

DVT Treatment Vacuums Away Blood Clots – Prevents Disabilit

A study presented today demonstrates that a new technique safely and effectively removes blood clots in the body faster, reducing// patient risk for pulmonary embolism and disability. The interventional radiology treatment was also shown to have a positive impact on patients’ quality of life...

Adhering to Clinical Guidelines Decreases Blood Clots in the Elderly

A multifaceted intervention designed to increase adherence with clinical guidelines for preventing deep-vein blood clots may decrease the rate of such blood clots among// elderly patients, according to a report in the October 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journ...

Formation of Blood Clots During Travel Independent of Form of Travel

It is normally thought that risks of blood clots are high during air travel, and not with other forms of travel. New research has dispelled this common opinion, by suggesting// that blood clots can from during any form of travel where the duration is more than four hours. The study has revea...

Formation Of Blood Clots on Long Flights May Not Be Due To Cabin Environment

The oft exclaimed ailment called economy class syndrome, that is associated with the formation of blood clots during long flights, may not be due to cabin environment, //as it is thought to be, reveals a new study. The finding supports the assessment that clots could form in healthy people, whil...

Travel-Related Blood Clots Can Be Reduced By Using Flight Stockings

A new research has found that travelers who are prone to travel-related blood clots during long flight can cut their risk by pulling on a pair of elastic support hose before boarding. // The review examined the evidence that compression stockings can prevent deep vein thrombosis. Sometimes ca...

CT Pulmonary Angiography Scan More Effective In Detecting Dangerous Blood Clots In The Legs

Researchers now say an indirect CT venography ( CTV ) could identify blood clots in the legs that have the potential to break free, travel to the lung, and block an artery a life-threatening condition known as pulmonary embolism // as smaller arteries are not visible in a commonly used lung scan, C...

Blood Clots Could Be Very Fatal

Deep vein thrombosis( DVT ) is a blood clot that develops deep in the vein. It can be fatal when the clot moves to the lung. // People who require prolonged bed rest are vulnerable because of their lack of movement and blood circulation ,especially patients in intensive care and patient on cath...

Blood clots likely in long travel

A new study has found that the risk of developing a blood clot in the lung - called a pulmonary embolism - increased with the duration of air travel.Like deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolisms are blood clots that are believed to be associated with long-distance travel. Frederic Lapo...

New Invention to Detect Blood Clots

At the Sion Hospital in India a new device was being tested on a patient involved in a motor bike accident. He needs immediate attention // as the doctor suspects head injury. There could be a blood clot which can lead the patient to disability or death. The device the Dr. Alok Sharma is usi...

Combined Imaging Approach may Be Effective in Diagnosing Some Brain Clots

University of Cincinnati (UC) neuroradiologists believe a brain imaging approach that combines standard magnetic resonance imaging// (MRI) scans with specialized contrast-enhanced techniques could lead to more effective diagnoses in patients with difficult-to-detect blood clots in veins of the brai...

Combined Imaging Approach may Provide Better Identification of Difficult-to-diagnose Brain Clots

University of Cincinnati (UC) neuroradiologists believe a brain imaging approach that combines standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans with specialized// contrast-enhanced techniques could lead to more effective diagnoses in patients with difficult-to-detect blood clots in veins of the brai...

Using Heart Stents Tends to Form More Clots

Cardiac patients who have implanted devices in their hearts face risks. The devices called stents.Stents are used to make arteries patent or open to allow an easy passage of// blood. It is inserted into cardiac arteries by surgeons.Stents may be medicated or non medicated that are coated with drugs...

Contraceptive Patch Carries Risk of Blood clots

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday reported having updated the warning label on the Ortho Evra birth-control patch, cautioning users about the higher risk of blood clots from it.// The drug manufacturer Johnson and Johnson’s commissioned study revealed that drug users faced two t...

Severe Urinary Infection Could Lead To Deadly Blood Clots

A new study says that those who suffer from severe urinary infection are more likely to develop deadly blood clots//. Earlier studies had found a link between acute infections and heart attacks, but scientists were unaware about the relationship between infections and clotting in large veins, r...

Cancer Patients Prone To Developing Blood Clots

Cancer patients who receive treatment might have a greater risk of developing blood clots say researchers, // however a new study shows many doctors are not taking the necessary steps to prevent the clots from forming. Researchers surveyed more than 100 oncologists to determine if the doctors we...

Cancer Patients At A Greater Risk Of Developing Blood Clots

According to a recent study researchers say 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 surveyed more than 100 oncologists to determine...

Extended Therapy for Blood Clots

An oral drug given after a standard six-month treatment could help prevent future blood clots in patients, according to new research.// Venous thromboembolism (VTE) affects approximately 2 million Americans each year. VTE includes deep vein thrombosis (blood clots common in the thigh and back)...

Leptin linked to Blood Clots

According to a new research, high levels of a hormone called Leptin, produced by fat cells, could increase the risk for potentially lethal blood clots. Researchers at the University of Hopkins said obese people have a tendency to develop dangerous blood clots, but the relationship between obesity a...

Leptin connected to obesity blood clots

According to researchers, increased levels of the hormone leptin may explain why obese people seem to be more at risk of blood clotting// that causes heart attack and strokes.It is well known that being overweight or obese increases the risk of cardiovascular problems.Now researchers at the Univers...
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