Posts Tagged 'blood clot'

With IVC Filter Failures, Blood Clots Create Double Jeopardy

ivc filter complications make blood clots more dangerousThe body’s ability to stop its own bleeding is pretty incredible when you think about it. Under normal circumstances, an abrasion or cut will eventually stop bleeding on its own because your blood solidifies and coagulates to prevent any further loss. It’s one of the most important ways the body protects itself. Without this ability, a minor cut, scrape, or abrasion could turn into a life-threatening injury; a threat ...

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New Study Suggests Blood Clot Link to Testosterone Therapy

report suggests link between testosterone therapy and blood clotsWe already know about the alleged link between testosterone therapy and heart attacks and stroke. Testosterone therapy lawsuits have been filed across the country as thousands of plaintiffs claim that the largely unnecessary treatment led to severe and, at times fatal, side effects.

Testosterone therapy has been developed and marketed as a way of treating a manufactured condition known as ‘Low T.’ It is a simple fact of life ...

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Number of Pradaxa Lawsuits Expected to Keep Growing

In October of 2010 the FDA approved Pradaxa for the prevention of blood clots and strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat). It was marketed by its manufacturer, Boehringer Ingelheim, as an alternative to warfarin. Over the following year a number of cases of gastrointestinal bleeding were reported, some severe enough to cause death. According to the Cleveland Clinic, Pradaxa had a 33% increased risk of heart attack or heart disease over warfarin.

According to the Institute of ...

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Increase in strokes among younger people

According to a story by Channel 6 Action News out of Philadelphia, there’s been an alarming increase in the number of relatively young people suffering strokes.

The story cites figures by the Center for Disease Control, which found the rate of people hospitalized for stroke between the ages of 15 and 44 has gone up 37 percent between 1995 and 2008.

The report includes an interview with a local woman, Kathy Doyle, who ...

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