American Heart Association

Genetic test predicts who’s unlikely to benefit from common blood thinner

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Heart stent patients with a certain gene mutation may need to consider alternatives to a commonly prescribed blood thinner, a new study suggests.

Researchers reported Tuesday that mutation-carrying patients are much less likely to have or die from a heart attack, stroke or other major complication […]

April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Patients, Precision Medicine, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Genetic test predicts who’s unlikely to benefit from common blood thinner

New blood thinners require preparation to manage bleeding risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As the popularity of a new generation of blood thinners surges, people taking them should be aware of bleeding risks, according to a recent statement from the American Heart Association.

There are occasions when the four newer anticoagulant drugs need attention, said Amish N. Raval, M.D. […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Busy mother couldn’t believe she was having a stroke, urges women to monitor health

One cold February morning, the daily dash was on in Heather Hourin’s household.

Heather’s two young children, 3-year-old Drew and 14- month-old Ella, were eating breakfast. Her husband Mike was heading home from the gym. Heather, an accountant, was sending an email on her Blackberry about an approaching snowstorm that […]

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