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Daily Aspirin Regimen Not Safe for Everyone, FDA Warns

Posted 6 May 2014 by

TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 – Taking an aspirin a day can help prevent heart attack and stroke in people who have suffered such health crises in the past, but not in people who have never had heart problems, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. "Since the 1990s, clinical data have shown that in people who have experienced a heart attack, stroke or who have a disease of the blood vessels ...

Aspirin Equals Pricier Blood Thinner for Preventing Clots: Study

Posted 4 Jun 2013 by

TUESDAY, June 4 – Aspirin appears to be just as good as more expensive, more potent blood-thinning medication for preventing blood clots after hip replacement surgery, according to new research. People who get artificial hips are at risk of serious blood clots, such as deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, after the surgery. To prevent them, doctors usually prescribe blood-thinning ...

Double-Dose Plavix Benefits Certain Patients, Study Finds

Posted 2 Sep 2010 by

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 1 – More isn't necessarily better when prescribing the two drugs commonly used to treat patients who are in danger of having a heart attack, Plavix (clopidogrel) and aspirin, a new study suggests. Two reports on the data find that high doses of Plavix are good for some patients, but not all, while high-dose aspirin is no better than a low dose for preventing new heart attacks, ...

Research Sheds Light on Increased Blood Clot Risk

Posted 24 Jun 2010 by

THURSDAY, June 24 – In an effort to uncover why some people's blood platelets clump faster than others, a genetic analysis has turned up a specific grouping of overactive genes that seems to control the process. On the plus side, platelets are critical for fending off infections and healing wounds. On the down side, they can hasten heart disease, heart attacks and stroke, the study authors ...

Newer Blood Thinner Beats Plavix for Bypass Patients

Posted 16 Mar 2010 by

TUESDAY, March 16 – In a trial comparing two anti-clotting drugs, patients given Brilinta before cardiac bypass surgery were less likely to die than those given Plavix, researchers found. Both drugs prevent platelets from clumping and forming clots, but Plavix, the more popular drug, has been linked to potentially dangerous side effects in cancer patients. In addition, some people don't ...

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