Newer Anticlotting Drug Safe, Effective for Heart Surgeries
Bivalirudin lowers bleeding risk for patients undergoing bypass, study finds
TUESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A newer kind of anticlotting
drug is safe over the long run when used during coronary emergencies such as heart attacks.
The drug, a "direct thrombin inhibitor" called b...
Plavix Plus Heartburn Drugs May Hike Heart Risk
... Combination might interfere with Plavix's anticlotting
ability, experts say
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2...pidogrel to its active state, so it can't have the anticlotting
activity it is supposed to," said Dr. Christopher ...on. "You're taking Plavix, but it's not having the anticlotting
activity it should."
Cannon is a member of a re...
'Cosby' Star Tackles a Silent Heart Threat
...ot and/or clog removal or even by-pass surgery to reroute blood around a blocked leg artery. Most are able to avoid such invasive procedures by taking anticlotting
medications such as aspirin or Plavix, which prevent blood platelets from sticking together to form clots.
Dr. Peter Sheehan, a senior faculty memb...
Studies Reveal Inappropriate Use Of Drug-Coated Stents
In conclusion, all experts stress one additional point: Anyone who gets a drug-coated stent, on- or off-label, must be willing to take anticlotting
medications for a year or more.
Stop spending on new treatments; allocate funds to improve the existing treatments.
...A large number of strokes could have been avoided if more aspirins were distributed to the patients instead of investing money in developing effective anticlotting
drugs. Statistics show that for every single death that could be prevented by these expensive drugs seven deaths could be prevented if they had used t...
High-dose anticlotting drug cuts heart attack, death risk in half
Pretreatment with double-dose anticlotting
medication just before percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) cuts the combined risk of heart attack and cardiac death by half, according to a study reported at the 30th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interve...