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02-10-2012 | Cardiology | Article

Stent fracture after stent implantation linked to thrombosis

Stent fracture after everolimus-eluting stent implantation occurs in 2.9% of lesions and is associated with a significantly increased rate of major adverse cardiac events, say researchers.

26-09-2012 | Cardiology | Article

Novel oral anticoagulant bleeding risk offsets clinical benefit

The use of orally activated Xa antagonist and direct thrombin inhibitors is associated with a significant increase in major bleeding events in acute coronary syndrome patients, a study shows.

26-09-2012 | Cardiology | Article

Warfarin therapy should not be stopped completely after GI bleeding

The decision to not resume warfarin therapy following a gastrointestinal bleeding event is linked to an increased risk for thrombosis and mortality, researchers suggest.

19-09-2012 | Cardiology | Article

Statin effect on thrombosis not so positive

Statins may not prevent venous thromboembolic events despite previous research suggesting otherwise, say researchers.

17-09-2012 | Cardiology | Article

Measures of kidney function may be linked to thrombosis

Estimated glomerular filtration rate and albumin-creatinine ratio are independently associated with venous thromboembolism, research suggests.

12-09-2012 | Cardiology | Article

Dabigatran increasingly being used off-label

Dabigatran has increasingly been used for off-label indications, including venous thromboembolism, in the USA between 2007 and 2011, a study suggests.

11-09-2012 | Cardiology | Article

Early CATCH improves thrombocytopenia outcomes

One in five patients using heparin to protect against venous thromboembolism develops thrombocytopenia, reveal results from the CATCH Registry.

10-09-2012 | Cardiology | Article

Evidence shows endovascular repair may be of more use than operative

Endovascular repair may be more viable for some patients with peripheral arterial trauma than operative repair, experts say.

05-09-2012 | Cardiology | Article

WOEST: Dual antiplatelet therapy more effective than triple

Dual antiplatelet therapy with clopidogrel and an oral anticoagulant reduces bleeding and mortality more effectively than triple therapy including aspirin, researchers say.

03-09-2012 | Cardiology | Article

MADONNA: Personalized antiplatelet therapy savior for angioplasty patients?

Personalized antiplatelet treatment may improve cardiac outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention, researchers suggest.

28-08-2012 | Cardiology | Article

Childhood coagulation marker levels distinct from adulthood

Levels of key coagulation markers significantly vary with age in children, research reveals, potentially affecting the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric thrombotic and hemorrhagic disease.

22-08-2012 | Cardiology | Article

UK carotid endarterectomy results revealed

Round 4 of the UK Carotid Endarterectomy Audit, organized by the Royal College of Physicians, has revealed that the average delay from stroke or transient ischemic attack symptom onset to surgery is shortening.

21-08-2012 | Cardiology | Article

CKD may raise stroke, bleeding risk in AF patients

Danish study results show that the presence of chronic kidney disease appears to raise the risk for stroke, systemic thromboembolism, and bleeding among patients with atrial fibrillation.

20-08-2012 | Cardiology | Article

Gene therapy applied to peripheral arterial disease

Hepatocyte growth factor gene therapy could be used to treat patients with severe peripheral arterial disease, suggest results of a phase I clinical trial.

15-08-2012 | Cardiology | Article

Rivaroxaban effective in children

Laboratory tests show no significant differences in rivaroxaban efficacy across children aged from 28 days to 16 years, researchers report.

13-08-2012 | Cardiology | Article

HAS-BLED proves predictive ability

Researchers say that the HAS-BLED score is a significant predictor for intracranial hemorrhage when compared with the HEMORR2HAGES and ATRIA scores, supporting international guideline recommendations.

12-08-2012 | Cardiology | Article

Women with chronic PVT should be informed, not discouraged, about pregnancy

Maternal and fetal outcomes are favorable for most pregnancies that reach 20 weeks’ in women with chronic portal vein thrombosis, a study shows.

08-08-2012 | Cardiology | Article

Dabigatran ‘still effective in obese’

The oral direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran is an effective thromboprophylactic therapy for patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement regardless of their body mass index, researchers assert.

06-08-2012 | Cardiology | Article

Time to carotid stenosis treatment ‘can be shortened’

Researchers say it is possible to surgically treat carotid stenosis patients within 2 weeks of their index symptom.

05-08-2012 | Cardiology | Article

‘Chicken Wing’ clue to stroke risk in atrial fibrillation

Patients with atrial fibrillation who have a Chicken Wing left atrial appendage morphology are less likely to have a stroke than those with other morphologies, research suggests.