Tag Archives: Clots

More Than Immobility Triggers In-Flight Clots

Purple Potatoes Lower Blood Pressure in Overweight People

By Amanda GardnerHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) — It’s not just sitting still for hours that puts air travelers at higher risk for blood clots. The low-pressure, low-oxygen environment of the plane cabin may also play a role, new research suggests. “Something in the environment of an airplane, …

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Varicose Veins Tied to Higher Odds for Blood Clots

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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Those tangled blue varicose veins that can pop up on your legs as you age may be more than unsightly: New research suggests they might quintuple your risk of dangerous blood clots. Known as deep venous thrombosis (DVT), these …

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New Blood Thinner Beats Older Drug for Vein Clots: Study

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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) — People who need to take a blood thinner because they’ve had a clot in the deep veins of their legs appear to do better with the new drug Pradaxa (dibigatran) than with the older drug warfarin, researchers report. Long-term treatment …

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Drinking Peroxide as ‘Natural’ Cure Leads to Dangerous Blood Clots

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By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Ingesting high-concentration hydrogen peroxide as a “natural cure” or cleansing agent may land you in the emergency room, health experts caution. Of particular concern are alternative drinking “therapies” that proactively promote the health benefits of potent peroxide. These so-called …

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Tiny Vacuum Sucks Clots From Heart

Aspirin, Warfarin Fare Equally for Heart Failure

New Heart Attack Treatment Vacuums Blood Clots From Blocked Arteries By Daniel J. DeNoon WebMD Health News Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD Feb. 6, 2008 — A tiny vacuum threaded through an artery sucks blood clots away from the heart, improving outcomes for heart attack patients. Blood clots …

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Analysis Examines Ultrasound Use for Blood Clots

Analysis Examines Ultrasound Use for Blood Clots

By Ed EdelsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 2 (HealthDay News) — It’s unusual for a paper in a medical journal to be accompanied by an editorial saying that the conclusion reported in the paper might be “overly simple and consequently not clinically useful.” However, that is exactly what has happened in …

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