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  1. Pricey New Blood Thinner May Be Safer for Leg Clots

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- The new pill Eliquis prevents dangerous blood clots in the legs and lungs as well as standard therapy, though with less risk of serious bleeding, a new study shows. The research, published online July 1 in the New England Journa

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  2. New Guidelines Debunk 'Economy Class Syndrome'

    Feb. 7, 2012 -- New guidelines debunk evidence to support the existence of an “economy class syndrome” -- the idea that passengers in the cheaper seats with the least leg room have an elevated risk for developing deep-vein blood clots. Likewise, the guideline committee concluded that there is “no de

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  3. Aspirin May Reduce Risk of Repeat Blood Clots

    Dec. 15, 2011 -- A low dose of daily aspirin, taken after completing six to 12 months of anti-clotting drug treatment, may help prevent the recurrence of deadly blood clots, a new study shows. One doctor went so far as to call the preliminary study a potential “game changer.” The clots, known as ven

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  4. Sibling History of Blood Clots May Raise Your Risk

    Aug. 8, 2011 -- People with more than one sibling who have had potentially life-threatening blood clots have a 50-fold increase in risk for the condition, a new study shows. Researchers in Sweden used a nationwide hospitalization registry to explore the influence of family risk, as determined by sib

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  5. Being Tall, Obese May Boost Risk of Blood Clots

    April 28, 2011 -- Being tall and obese boosts the risk of blood clots, especially in men, according to new research. Obesity has long been linked with dangerous blood clots in the deep veins, usually in the legs, and with blood clots in the lungs, known as pulmonary embolisms. More recently, experts

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  6. Post-Op Blood Clot Risk High

    Dec. 4, 2009 -- The risk of getting a potentially deadly blood clot after surgery is even higher than experts believed -- and it persists longer than they thought, according to a new study that evaluated nearly a million women in the U.K., including nearly 240,000 who had surgery. ''We already know

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  7. Cholesterol Drugs Cut Risk of Clots, Too

    March 30, 2009 (Orlando, Fla.) -- In the latest study to show that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are good for more than just the heart, daily therapy with the statin drug Crestor cut the risk of blood clots in the veins by more than 40%. The benefits of stains in warding off a condition called v

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  8. Air Pollution Increases Blood Clot Risk

    May 12, 2008 -- Air pollution increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) -- dangerous blood clots in the veins -- even at pollution levels the EPA deems "acceptable." Harvard researcher Andrea Baccarelli, MD, PhD, and colleagues in Italy studied 870 people diagnosed with DVT from 1995 to 2005.

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  9. Blood Clot Risk Common in Hospitals

    Jan. 31, 2008 -- Dangerous blood clots are a common risk for hospitalized adults, and many of them don't get drug treatment to cut that risk. That news comes from a new study of more than 68,000 hospitalized adults in 32 countries including the U.S. About 52% of those patients were at risk of venous

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  10. Cure for Deep Vein Thrombosis?

    Jan 29, 2008 -- National Institutes of Health researchers appear to have found a safe way to dissolve the painful blood clots that swell the legs of people with deep vein thrombosis or DVT. If you suffer DVT -- a blood clot deep in your leg -- doctors usually can keep it from killing you. But this t

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