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Spreading the Word About Thrombosis
After fracturing her ankle and getting a cast, South African athlete Marie-Victoire Cumming began feeling extreme discomfort in her leg. What she didn't know was that she had a potentially life-threatening condition called deep vein thrombosis.
Menopause Rx: The Heart of the Matter
The use of hormones during menopause was once thought to protect against heart disease, but that may not be the case.
FDA Approves Anti-Clotting Drug Savaysa
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the anti-clotting drug Savaysa (edoxaban tablets) to reduce the risk of stroke and dangerous blood clots (systemic embolism) in patients with atrial fibrillation that is not caused by a heart valve problem.
Colon Condition Linked to Cardiovascular Disease
Diverticulosis — the presence of small pockets in the walls of the colon — is a very common digestive condition among older people. Researchers recently explored if diverticular diseases raised risks for cardiovascular disease.
Blood Clot Risks Found for Hospitalized Children
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is rare in children, which often causes it to be overlooked, leading to delays in treatment that can sometimes be deadly.
Which Pill is Best?
Birth control pills are some of the most common medications prescribed in the United States. Therefore, it is important to know about the different risks that different pills have.
Stop Blood Clots, Prevent Future Strokes
Ischemic stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Preventing future ischemic strokes means preventing more blood clots from forming.
How You Get Pregnant Can Signal Health Risks
In vitro fertilization can help infertile women get pregnant. But getting pregnant using in vitro may also put the pregnant mom at risk for health problems.
Blood Clot Searching During Pregnancy
Pregnant women are at higher risk for blood clots, which can be fatal. Doctors use ultrasound tests to look for clots, but it's not clear whether those tests are good enough.
An Aspirin a Day After Blood Clots
A common treatment after having a blood clot is taking blood thinner medication. But many doctors will eventually take patients off medication when it's no longer necessary. Then what?