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  1. 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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  2. 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 bloodstrea

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. This Diet May Lower Risk of Clogged Leg Arteries

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who eat a Mediterranean diet may lower their risk of developing painful narrowing of the arteries in the legs, new research indicates. The findings, published Jan. 22 in of Journal of the American Medical Associ

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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