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New VTE Guidelines Released
The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) issued some new guidelines for the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE).
Spreading the Word About Thrombosis
After fracturing her ankle and getting a cast, South African athlete Marie-Victoire Cumming began feeling extreme discomfort in her leg. What she didn't know was that she had a potentially life-threatening condition called deep vein thrombosis.
Patients Have Power to Lower Post-Surgery Clot Risk
The risk for blood clots may go up after surgery, but patients can take steps to lower that risk.
Common Medicines May Increase Blood Clot Risk
When dealing with a headache or other pain, many people reach for over-the-counter pain relievers like naproxen or ibuprofen. But these types of medication, known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), could come with an increased risk of blood clots.
Aspirin Effective for Clot Prevention in Certain Patients
New research suggests that aspirin may be a safe alternative for those who have to stop taking anti-blood-clotting medicines.
HPV Shot Not Linked to Blood Clots
One of the few vaccines that can actually protect against cancer is the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which prevents four strains of HPV. But some parents have expressed concerns about the safety of the HPV vaccine.
Clot-Busting Therapy for Pulmonary Embolism Lowered Death Risk
Pulmonary embolism is a condition that can strike suddenly, sometimes with deadly consequences. New research on treatments for the condition could lead to better outcomes and understanding of risk factors.
Blood Clot Risks Found for Hospitalized Children
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is rare in children, which often causes it to be overlooked, leading to delays in treatment that can sometimes be deadly.
Watching for Blood Clots in Pregnancy
When a woman is pregnant, the hormones her body makes can increase her risk of experiencing a blood clot. Other factors might increase this risk further.
Avoiding Blood Clots with RA
Inflammation plays a central role in rheumatoid arthritis. That inflammation, or swelling, is what leads to joint damage and serious pain. Inflammation also plays a role in certain blood clotting disorders. So could rheumatoid arthritis patients be at risk of clotting disorders?