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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Minor Leg Injuries May Up Clot Risk

    Jan. 14, 2008 -- Even minor leg injuries, such as ankle sprains or pulled muscles, increase the risk of potentially life-threatening blood clots, new research suggests. Having a recent minor leg injury, according to a study from the Netherlands' Leiden University, was found to be associated with a t

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  5. DVT Tied to Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

    Nov. 26, 2007 -- Having a DVT (deep vein thrombosis) or a pulmonary embolism may make a heart attack or stroke more likely, especially in the first year after having a DVT. Danish researchers report that news in The Lancet. A DVT is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body. A pulmonary emb

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  6. Danger! Deep Vein Thrombosis

    David Bloom -- an NBC news correspondent -- called his wife from a few miles outside Baghdad, resting on the fender of a tank. It was April 2003, and Bloom had spent several weeks traveling in military vehicles across the deserts of Iraq. He casually mentioned that he was having leg cramps, but neit

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  7. Cheney Treated for Blood Clot

    March 5, 2007 -- Vice President Dick Cheney is being treated for a blood clot in his left leg, according to news reports. Cheney will take blood-thinning medications for several months to treat the clot, called a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), the reports say. DVTs are blood clots that form in veins de

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  8. In-Flight Blood Clots: Theory Grounded

    May 16, 2006 -- A new study clips the wings of one theory about why blood clots sometimes form during long flights. The theory holds that lower oxygen levels on long flights make blood clots more likely. The new study, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, challenges that not

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  9. Compression Stockings Cut Fliers' DVT

    April 20, 2006 -- Wearing compression stockings on long flights may help avoid deep vein thrombosis (DVT) -- clots that form in legs' deep veins. Researchers recently reviewed 10 studies of compression stockings for DVT prevention in long-distance flights. The studies included a combined total of mo

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  10. Pine Bark Extract May Prevent Leg Clots

    Aug. 12, 2005 -- A supplement derived from French maritime pine bark may help reduce the risk of developing leg clots during long air flights. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs as a result of the blood's circulation being restricted. Long periods of inactivity or immobility, dehydration, and low hum

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