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At less cost, stroke survivors may live longer and better if clots are removed

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

At less cost, stroke survivors live longer and better if clot removal is added to clot-busting medication to treat ischemic strokes, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Researchers examined recovery three months after 70 patients experienced a moderate to […]

February 17th, 2016|Categories: Health, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on At less cost, stroke survivors may live longer and better if clots are removed

Long-term overtreatment with anti-clotting/antiplatelet drug combo raises risk of dementia in people with irregular heartbeat

Long-term overtreatment with the anti-clotting drug warfarin, combined with antiplatelet therapy with aspirin or clopidigrel to prevent stroke, raises the risk of dementia in people with atrial fibrillation, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

Atrial fibrillation is a common heart rhythm abnormality that raises […]

November 16th, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Long-term overtreatment with anti-clotting/antiplatelet drug combo raises risk of dementia in people with irregular heartbeat

Anti-clotting drugs may help save stent patients’ lives

Coronary artery stent patients’ lives may depend on filling their prescriptions and taking an anti-clotting drug within days of leaving the hospital, according to a large study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

The risk of heart attack and death is highest within the first 30 days for […]

May 28th, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Anti-clotting drugs may help save stent patients’ lives