New research reveals that the practice of using the anticoagulants aspirin and heparin with the hope of preventing clots in placental blood vessels is ineffective for preventing unexplained, recurrent miscarriages. Two other studies look at treatments for venous thromboembolism, a common and sometimes deadly clotting disorder.
Currently, patients taking anticoagulants to prevent stroke and blood clots are often recommended to stop these medications in order to perform colonoscopy with removal of polyps. However, interruption of these medications can place... Read Post
The European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended approval of the anticoagulant rivaroxaban (Xarelto®), taken as one tablet, once-daily, for the prevention of venous blood clots (deep vein thrombosis... Read Post