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2011-06-23 23:05:29

Outpatient care for certain low-risk patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) can be safely and effectively used in place of inpatient care, according to a randomized, multi-center study in 19 emergency departments. The findings, published June 23 online in the Lancet, support current practice guidelines that are rarely followed by physicians. "This is the most rigorous study to date to compare inpatient and outpatient care for a selected group of stable patients with pulmonary embolism," said...

2011-06-15 00:00:26

The US Drug Watchdog is calling its Yaz, Yasmin, or the generic version of these birth control pills called Ocella, their most important women's health care initiative ever. The group says, "If a user of the birth control pills called Yaz, Yasmin, or the generic version Ocella has had a pulmonary embolism, a heart attack, stroke, blood clotting, or other severe medical complications, while taking these birth control pills, we want to know about it. We are hearing horror stories from the...

2011-06-14 13:41:10

Introducing stabilization of vulnerable plaques as part of secondary prevention would offer the opportunity to wipe out half of coronary events The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Working Group of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Biology has published a position paper to raise the profile of vulnerable plaques and the need for greater use of therapies to promote plaque stabilisation. The position paper, published online today in Thrombosis and Haemostasis, is also calling for more research...

2011-06-04 07:00:00

PARIS, June 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Results of Phase III SAVE-ONCO Study Selected for "Best of ASCO 2011" - - Venous Thrombo-embolism Affects Up to 1 in 5 Cancer Patients And Chemotherapy Further Increases this Risk Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) announced today results of the pivotal SAVE-ONCO study which demonstrated that, in cancer patients initiating a chemotherapy regimen, investigational semuloparin significantly reduced the risk of the composite of...

2011-06-04 07:00:00

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., June 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi US (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) announced today results of the pivotal SAVE-ONCO study which demonstrated that, in cancer patients initiating a chemotherapy regimen, investigational semuloparin significantly reduced the risk of the composite of symptomatic-deep vein thromboembolism (DVT), non-fatal pulmonary embolism (PE) or venous thromboembolism (VTE)-related death by 64%(i), meeting the study primary endpoint (respectively 1.2%...

2011-05-31 15:22:19

In a nationwide study, researchers at the Centre for Primary Health Care Research in Malmö, Sweden, have mapped the significance of hereditary factors in venous thromboembolism. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the third most common type of cardiovascular disease after coronary heart disease and stroke. Researchers at the Centre for Primary Health Care Research in Malmö have mapped the significance of hereditary factors for venous thromboembolism in the entire Swedish population by...

2011-05-31 07:00:00

WEST HILLS, California, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Compression Systems (MCS), which is involved in the non-invasive medical device industry and traded on the TASE, announced today that it has received FDA clearance to market the ActiveCare+Dx (temporary name) device developed on the basis of its flagship product, ActiveCare+S.F.T.(R) The new product is the only one on the market which integrates venous obstruction prevention and detection capacities whereby both operations...

2011-05-27 13:03:38

Omega-3 fatty acids, combined with two blood-thinning drugs, significantly changed the blood-clotting process and may reduce the risk of heart attacks in patients with stents in their heart arteries, according to research reported in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology: Journal of the American Heart Association. Foods rich in omega-3, such as salmon and other oily fish, have been previously shown in other studies to reduce the risk of heart problems in people with coronary...

2011-05-24 09:00:00

Medication, movement can prevent DVT, pulmonary embolism CHICAGO, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year in the United States, pulmonary embolisms (PE) kill more people than AIDS, breast cancer and motor vehicle crashes combined. According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, this little known condition occurs when a blood clot in the leg travels to the lungs, blocking one or more arteries. Most recently, news that tennis star Serena Williams suffered a PE after...

2011-05-06 08:52:00

BALTIMORE, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stenting is safe and effective and superior to balloon angioplasty for treatment of venous stenosis in patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT), according to results from EVISTA-DVT, presented today as a Late-Breaking Clinical Trial at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2011 Scientific Sessions in Baltimore. EVISTA-DVT focused on patients with blocked veins who had received clot-buster drug therapy (thrombolysis)....


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