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  1. 17 Tips for Using Blood Thinners When You Have DVT

    Blood thinners can save your life when you have DVT. They all have pluses and minuses so talk to your doctor about which one is right for you. The most commonly used blood thinner is warfarin. It’s also known by its brand name, Coumadin. It needs a lot of monitoring by your doctor to make sure you'r

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  2. 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor About DVT

    DVT stands for deep vein thrombosis, a blood clot in one of the body’s deep veins, usually deep within the leg. The biggest danger of DVT is that part of the clot could break off and travel to the lungs, where it can cause a blockage known as a pulmonary embolism, or PE, says Marc Passman, director

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  3. Time Spent in the OR May Be Linked to Blood Clots

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Longer surgery times may increase a patient's risk of dangerous blood clots, a new study suggests. Blood clots are associated with more than 500,000 hospitalizations and 100,000 deaths a year, according to background inf

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  4. Common Painkillers Tied to Blood Clot Risk: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who use painkillers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) -- which include aspirin, naproxen (Aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) -- may be at increased risk for potentially deadly blood clots, a

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  5. Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost all the various treatment options for blood clots that form in veins are equally safe and effective, new research shows. In exploring the safety and effectiveness of treatments for such blood clots as deep

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  6. Aspirin vs. Warfarin for Deep Vein Clots

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Aspirin may offer an alternative for people who've had blood clots in the deep veins of the legs and can't tolerate long-term use of blood thinners, according to Australian researchers. The condition, called deep vein t

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  7. FDA Approves New DVT Treatment

    Aug. 21, 2014 -- The FDA has approved the use of the anti-clotting drug apixaban (Eliquis) to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). DVTs refer to blood clots that form most often in the deep veins of the legs. If one of the blood clots breaks loose and travels up bloodstream,

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  8. Preemies and Risk of Blood Clots Into Adulthood

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born prematurely appear to have a slightly increased risk of potentially fatal blood clots that they will carry into adulthood, Swedish researchers report. Doctors have previously suspected that babies born earlie

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  9. Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two treatments that break up blood clots deep in the veins of the legs appear no different in terms of death risk. However, one results in a greater risk of bleeding and average hospitalization bills that are three time

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  10. Urine Test May Help Spot Dangerous Blood Clots

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've created a simple urine test that detects the presence of dangerous blood clots in the lungs more accurately than the current blood test. The clot typically forms in the leg, where it is called a de

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