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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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