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2014-09-22 08:28:27

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Stroke Association and iRhythm Technologies are observing National Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Awareness Month with insights from a new survey evaluating public awareness of Afib. Approximately 2.7 million Americans are living with diagnosed Afib, and another 850,000 are estimated to have Afib and remain undiagnosed. Afib is an irregular heartbeat which may cause blood to collect in the heart and form a clot. These clots can travel to...

2014-09-16 23:09:34

On October 13, 2014 at 1:00PM EST, three leaders in the field of thrombosis education: Anticoagulation Forum, National Blood Clot Alliance and Clot Connect will combine their resources to present a one- hour, live webinar for patients dealing with thrombosis. (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 World Thrombosis Day (WTD) represents a collective drive to increase awareness and action through educational activities for the public and health professionals. Monday October 13, 2014 will mark the first,...

2014-08-28 12:29:37

BOSTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of thrombosis and related cardiovascular diseases, is thrilled to welcome 7 renowned experts in cardiovascular medicine to speak at their Fall educational program, the 8(th) Annual Thrombosis Summit, on Saturday, September 20. The Thrombosis Summit will take place at the beautiful Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel located in Copley Square in...

Aspirin May Reduce The Risk Of Blood Clots Reoccurring
2014-08-27 03:05:36

American Heart Association Aspirin may be a promising alternative for those who can’t take long-term anticoagulant drugs that prevent clots from reoccurring in the veins, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. In a combined analysis of two similar independent studies, 1,224 patients who received 100 mg of aspirin a day to treat blood clots were monitored for at least two years. In the International Collaboration of Aspirin Trials for...

2014-08-20 23:07:40

Randy Fenninger to Lead Organization With Strategic Focus Aimed at Increasing Recognition of Life-Threatening Blood Clots and Their Impact on Public Health Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA), a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the prevention, early diagnosis and successful treatment of life-threatening blood clots, announces the appointment of Randy Fenninger, JD, as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Fenninger, who...

2014-08-17 23:02:07

As Merck Moves Forward to Resolve 3,800 Pending NuvaRing Lawsuits in the U.S., Health Canada Issues Safety Alert for the Contraceptive NuvaRing Citing It May Be Harmful for Some Women Columbus, OH (PRWEB) August 17, 2014 As Merck looks to settle thousands of NuvaRing lawsuits alleging deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms in the U.S. under MDL 1964, Wright & Schulte LLC reports that Health Canada recently ordered new user restrictions for the use of the contraceptive device...

2014-08-12 23:12:39

New York Drug Liability Lawyer discusses the dangers of the anticoagulant drug Xarelto and the potential risks involved when taking Xarelto. (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Xarelto is an oral anticoagulant drug used to prevent blood clots, and also lowers the risk of stroke in patients who have atrial fibrillation. Xarelto’s official website 06/17/2014 states, “People with atrial fibrillation (an irregular heart beat) are at an increased risk of forming a blood clot in the heart, which can...

2014-08-06 23:11:18

The DrugNews Center is the web’s largest source for prescription drug warnings, research and legal news. Visit http://www.DrugNews.net today. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 The birth control resource center at DrugNews.net is alerting women who have taken the oral contraceptives Yaz or Yasmin of new information on the site. A recent report shows the maker of the drugs has settled approximately 8,900 cases alleging they caused side effects*. DrugNews is a free online resource...

2014-08-04 20:22:26

Follow these five quick tips from The California Institute of Deep Venous Thrombosis to avoid the pain and potentially life-threatening side effects of DVT LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For most people, a well-paying white-collar job definitely beats the kind of hard physical labor that can often lead to a variety of health problems as we get older - and we all love our modern conveniences. However, a sedentary lifestyle can definitely lead to its share of health issues, including...

2014-07-07 09:40:29

The Lancet A new study published in The Lancet compares outcomes for two drugs used to prevent blood clot formation during emergency heart attack treatment. The study suggests that use of one of the drugs, heparin, could result in improved outcomes (such as a reduced rate of repeat heart attacks), compared to the other drug tested, bivalirudin, which is in widespread use in high-income countries, and is around 400 times more expensive than heparin. The results of the HEAT-PPCI trial...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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