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Varicose Veins Tied to Higher Odds for Blood Clots

Posted 27 Feb 2018 by

TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 – 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 clots in the legs can be life-threatening if they travel to the lungs or heart, Taiwanese researchers said. "Varicose veins are not merely a ...

Too Much TV Could Boost Your Odds for a Blood Clot

Posted 22 Feb 2018 by

THURSDAY, Feb. 22, 2018 – Hours spent binge-watching that hot new series might feel great, but it's doing no favors for your blood vessels, new research shows. The study found that people who spend too much time in front of the TV are at increased risk for blood clots in their veins – a condition called venous thromboembolism (VTE). These clots, which often occur in the legs, can dislodge and ...

Powerful Clot-Busting Drugs Not Useful After Leg Blockages: Study

Posted 7 Dec 2017 by

THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 – In a challenge to current medical practice, new research suggests the use of powerful clot-busting drugs in people with dangerous leg clots may not be routinely warranted. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) - the development of a clot in the lower legs - can prove deadly, since the clot can travel to the heart and lungs. DVTs are commonly referred to as "economy class syndrome," ...

Binge-Watchers, Beware: All That TV Time Poses Clot Risk

Posted 13 Nov 2017 by

SUNDAY, Nov. 12, 2017 – If you love to while away a weekend watching a season's worth of episodes from a favorite TV series, you may inadvertently put yourself at risk for developing a dangerous blood clot. When researchers compared people who reported watching TV more often to those who seldom or never watched TV, the risk of a venous thromboembolism (VTE) jumped by 70 percent. A VTE is a type ...

There May Be a Big Medical Upside to Being Short

Posted 6 Sep 2017 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2017 – There may be at least one advantage to being short: a lower risk for dangerous blood clots in the veins, a new study shows. These clots, called venous thromboembolisms, include blockages known as DVTs (deep vein thrombosis), which typically start in the legs and can travel to the lungs, raising a person's odds for stroke. Sometimes DVTs occur after long-haul flights, so ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Eliquis (apixaban) 5 mg tablets: Recall One Lot- Bottle labeled as Eliquis 5 mg was found to contain Eliquis 2.5 mg tablets

Posted 13 Jun 2017 by

ISSUE: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is voluntarily recalling one lot (#HN0063) of Eliquis 5 mg tablets to the consumer level. This lot was distributed nationwide in the U.S. to wholesalers and retail pharmacies in February 2017. Bristol-Myers Squibb is taking this precautionary measure based on a customer complaint that a bottle labeled as Eliquis 5 mg was found to contain Eliquis 2.5 mg tablets. ...

Taking a Holiday Trip? Protect Yourself From Blood Clots

Posted 16 Dec 2016 by

FRIDAY, Dec. 16, 2016 – Many Americans will travel afar to celebrate the holidays, potentially putting themselves at risk for deadly blood clots. Sitting for long periods in a car or airplane can limit blood circulation and cause a condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). In DVT, blood clots form in the deep veins of the lower legs and thighs. A clot can travel through the bloodstream and ...

Testosterone Therapy May Be Linked to Serious Blood Clots

Posted 1 Dec 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 2016 – Testosterone treatment can increase a man's risk of potentially fatal blood clots, a new study suggests. Researchers found that men taking the male hormone seem to have a 63 percent increased risk of a blood clot forming in a vein, a condition known as venous thromboembolism (VTE). These clots can cause a heart attack, stroke, organ damage or even death, according to ...

C-Section Raises Risk of Blood Clots After Childbirth: Review

Posted 4 Oct 2016 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 – Women who have a cesarean section face an increased risk of potentially dangerous blood clots in the legs or lungs following childbirth, a new review confirms. Researchers who analyzed 60 international studies found that women who had a C-section were four times more likely to develop a blood clot than women who delivered vaginally. "Emergency" C-sections – which are ...

Is Binge-Watching Hazardous to Your Health?

Posted 26 Jul 2016 by

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 – Binge-watchers, beware: Too much time in front of the TV could boost your risk of death from a blood clot in the lung, researchers warn. A lung blood clot (pulmonary embolism) typically begins as a clot in the leg or pelvis that develops due to inactivity and reduced blood flow. The clot can break free and travel to a lung and lodge in a small blood vessel, posing a ...

Health Tip: Know Your Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis

Posted 4 Aug 2015 by

-- A dangerous condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot develops in a vein deep inside the body. The U.S. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute mentions these potential risk factors: Having had a previous DVT, or taking medication that thickens the blood or promotes clotting. Having had surgery, a broken bone or other injury that affects a deep vein. Having reduced ...

FDA Approves Savaysa (edoxaban) to Prevent Embolic Events in Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation

Posted 12 Jan 2015 by

January 8, 2015 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the anti-clotting drug Savaysa (edoxaban tablets) to reduce the risk of stroke and dangerous blood clots (systemic embolism) in patients with atrial fibrillation that is not caused by a heart valve problem. Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common types of abnormal heart rhythm. It occurs when the heart’s two upper c ...

Common Painkillers Tied to Blood Clot Risk, Study Suggests

Posted 24 Sep 2014 by

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 – People who use painkillers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) – which include aspirin, naproxen (Aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) – may be at increased risk for potentially deadly blood clots, a new study suggests. But the study only showed an association between use of the painkillers and higher clotting risk; it did not prove ...

Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, Effective

Posted 16 Sep 2014 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 – Almost all the various treatment options for blood clots that form in veins are equally safe and effective, new research shows. In exploring the safety and effectiveness of treatments for such blood clots as deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism (blood clot in a lung), Canadian researchers analyzed outcomes associated with eight blood-thinning options, including ...

Study: Aspirin Might Work Instead of Warfarin for Deep Vein Clots

Posted 26 Aug 2014 by

TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 – 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 thrombosis (DVT), can be life-threatening if clots break loose, travel to the lungs and block a pulmonary artery. Patients are usually prescribed blood ...

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