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Even Outpatient Surgery Comes With Blood Clots
Hospitalized patients who undergo surgery aren't the only ones at risk of suffering a dangerous blood clot. Patients undergoing outpatient procedures also are at risk.
Drugs Dissolve Blood Clots Treat Embolism
Clot-busters used to treat severe cases of pulmonary embolism, or a blood clot in the lungs, can safely treat less serious cases. New research suggests they are safe and effective in treating moderate pulmonary embolism.
Rivaroxaban for Treating Pulmonary Embolism
New oral blood thinner rivaroxaban ( Xarelto ) has been shown to be safer for treating a pulmonary embolism as compared to enoxaparin ( Lovenox ) injections, and was found to be just as effective.
Do Birth Control Drugs Cause Blood Clots?
Women who use oral contraception, take caution: Birth control pills that contain the hormone drospirenone may cause blood clots. Government officials are still examining study data and will decided whether the pills’ benefits outweigh the risk.
New Pulmonary Embolism Risks - Why?
Blood clots affect many parts of your body, including your lungs. A new study shows that autoimmune disorders increase the risk of blood clots, which in turn, increases the risk of a pulmonary embolism.
Apixaban Fails to Reduce Blood Clots
An experimental drug designed to aid severely ill patients after hospitalization is not more effective than standard treatments for reducing the risk of blood clots, a study has confirmed.
Online Tool Identifies Blood Clot Risk
Most individuals have no idea whether they are at risk for a serious blood clot. A new online tool featuring simple questions patients can answer may help identify those in need of preventative treatment.
New Knees May Lead to Blood Clots
Joint replacement surgery might seem fairly routine in today's on-demand health care system. The added risk for blood clots in the lungs following knee operations can add an extra complication.
FDA Approves Xarelto To Reduce Risk Of Blood Clots
On July 1, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Xarelto ( rivaroxaban ) to reduce the risk of blood clots, deep vein thrombosis ( DVT ), and pulmonary embolism (PE) following knee or hip replacement surgery.