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FDA advisory panel backs Merck`s blood clot-preventing drug

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 11:40

Merck & Co Inc`s experimental blood clot-preventing drug vorapaxar should be approved to reduce the risk of further heart problems in people who have suffered a recent heart attack, an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded on Wednesday.

Potential stem-cell treatment may harbour cure for stroke

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 12:07

A team of researchers has taken an important step towards a treatment for stroke, caused by a blood clot blocking a blood vessel in the brain, using stem cells.

US doctors `vacuum` 2-foot blood clot out of patient`s heart

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 19:52

US doctors have successfully vacuumed a deadly two-foot blood clot out of a 62-year-old patient`s heart to save his life.

Your eyes may be windows to predicting stroke risk

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 14:06

Researchers found the risk of stroke was 35 percent higher in those with mild hypertensive retinopathy and 137 percent higher in those with moderate or severe hypertensive retinopathy.

New stroke guidelines stress treatment with clot-dissolving drugs within 5 hrs

Last Updated: Saturday, February 02, 2013, 10:07

People having an ischemic stroke should receive a clot-busting drug up to 4-5 hours after their symptoms begin, according to new guidelines from the American Heart Association.

Passive smoking can increase platelet activation in the blood

Last Updated: Sunday, August 26, 2012, 14:02

Passive smoking can increase platelet activation in healthy people leading to formation of blood clots which can damage many organs including the kidneys, heart and brain.

What should we do in case of a heart attack?

Last Updated: Sunday, July 01, 2012, 16:50

Heart attack is the most catastrophic presentation of a heart disease. If not treated effectively it has a mortality of up to 25 per cent. A heart attack happens when blood supply to this vital organ gets blocked. It can be a silent disease and can cause of sudden death with increasing age in both man and woman.

FDA details blood clot risk on birth control pills

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 10:01

Federal health regulators said Tuesday they are adding labeling to Yaz and other newer birth control pills emphasizing that the drugs may be more likely to cause blood clots than older contraceptive pills.

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