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Many Dialysis Patients Get Wrong Blood Thinners for Angioplasty

Posted 9 Dec 2009 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 8 – More than one-fifth of patients on dialysis who undergo angioplasty are given blood thinners they should not be given, new research shows. As a result, these patients are subject to a higher rate of bleeding during their hospital stay and may even be at a higher risk of dying, according to a report in the Dec. 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The ...

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