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An increased risk of blood clots persists for close to a year after a COVID-19 infection, a large study shows.

The health records of 48 million unvaccinated adults in the United Kingdom suggest that the pandemic's first wave in 2020 may have led to an additional 10,500 cases of heart attack, stroke and other

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  • A daily hamburger might raise the risk of developing heart disease, but not necessarily for the reasons people often think, new research suggests.

    The study of nearly 4,000 older Americans found what many have before: People who ate a lot of red meat had a heightened risk of heart disease and stroke.<...

    The thickness of a person's blood can be a matter of life or death if they contract COVID-19, a new study suggests.

    Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 who have higher blood viscosity are at greater risk of dying from COVID-related complications, the researchers found.

    "This study demonstrates the importance of checking for blood viscosity in COVID-19 patients early in hospital admi...

    While California works to restore its landscape after years of historic wildfires, new research could transform the way in which veterinarians treat animals recovered from damaged forests.

    The study found that cats who inhaled smoke or suffered burns are at risk for forming deadly clots. Not only that, the scientists were able ...

    Doctors need to be aware that prostate cancer raises a man's risk of serious and potentially deadly blood clots by about 50%, researchers say.

    All cancer patients are at increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), a dangerous but treatable blood clot in the veins that is a leading cause of death in cancer patient...

    Citing the accumulated data on a raised risk for a type of dangerous blood clot, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday greatly restricted the recommended use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

    With safer two-dose vaccines such as Pfizer and Moderna widely available, the one-dose J&J shot should be limited "to individuals 18 years of age and older for whom other authori...

    Women are less likely than men to head back to their jobs after recovering from a severe stroke, but researchers say the reasons for that difference are unclear.

    "Returning to work after a severe stroke is a sign of successful

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  • Cancer patients' blood type may play a role in their risk for dangerous blood clots, researchers say.

    Cancer and its treatments increase the risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE). That includes de...

    COVID-19 increases people's risk of dangerous blood clots and bleeding for months after infection, researchers say.

    The new findings suggest that COVID-19 is an independent risk factor for deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and bleeding.

    "Our findings arguably support [treatment] to avoid thrombotic events, especially for high-risk patients, and strengthen the importance of va...

    "Rogue antibodies" that seem to trigger severe blood clotting and illness in COVID-19 patients have been identified by scientists.

    Their analysis of blood samples from 244 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 revealed circulating antiphospholipid antibodies, which are autoantibodies that target a person's own organs and systems.

    These autoantibodies are more common in people with auto...

    A newer type of "clot-busting" medication might be safer than the one long used for treating strokes, a preliminary study hints.

    Researchers found that among nearly 7,900 stroke sufferers, those treated with the drug -- called tenecteplase -- were less likely to suffer life-threatening brain bleeding as a side effect, compared to those given the standard medication alteplase.

    Overal...

    Stroke is a possible complication of COVID-19, and researchers say they now know when that risk is highest.

    A new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the risk of COVID-related ischemic stroke appears greatest in the first three days after you're diagn...

    Young adult pot smokers who've suffered a stroke are more likely to have another stroke if they keep toking, a new study finds.

    Research has already linked heavy cannabis use with an increased risk of

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  • Who hasn't started to watch a new drama series on TV, and suddenly realize that hours have slipped by as they binged on one episode after the next?

    Now, a new study suggests that too much binge-watching may raise the risk of life-threatening blood clots in the legs or lungs by 35%.

    "Prolonged TV viewing, which involves immobilization, may increase the risk of venous thromboembolism,...

    Following continued reports of a rare but life-threatening clotting condition linked to the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, a federal advisory panel on Thursday recommended that the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna shots be the preferred choices for Americans.

    The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice...

    Following continued reports of a rare but life-threatening clotting condition linked to the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, a federal advisory panel will meet Thursday to once again weigh the safety of the shot.

    The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which makes vaccine recommenda...

    For people suffering from clots in their legs, a new study finds that one of two commonly used blood thinners is safer and more effective than the other.

    Venous thromboembolism (VTE) can cause clots to form in the deep veins in the legs, and if one breaks loose it can travel to the lungs and cause breathing problems and even death. In this study, researchers looked at the risks and benefi...

    Folks who've had a clogged artery reopened probably can stop taking blood thinners sooner than previously thought, a new study argues.

    Patients are regularly prescribed blood thinners for a year or more after angioplasty. This is to make sure that blood doesn't clot inside the metal stent that now holds their artery open. That could cause a heart attack or stroke.

    But heart doctors ...

    For decades, doctors have struggled with the fact that the benefit of any blood-thinning pill came with the added risk of excess bleeding.

    Now, an experimental anti-clotting pill called milvexian has been found to be effective in patients who had knee replacement surgery -- without adding any excess risk for bleeding.

    The study focused on these patients because they're known to be a...

    Most people shouldn't bother taking daily low-dose aspirin to reduce their risk of a first heart attack or stroke, the nation's leading panel of preventive medicine experts announced Tuesday.

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a draft recommendation that essentially backs off its previous advice urging many folks to consider taking low-dose aspirin to prevent heart di...

    Clot-busting drugs may be safe for certain stroke patients with brain aneurysms that haven't ruptured, researchers say.

    An aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of a blood vessel. In the new study, patients had suffered an ischemic stroke, which is caused by blocked blood flow in the brain.

    Even though clot-busting drugs are the main treatment for ischemic stroke, they're often not given ...

    Physically removing a blood clot in the brain is a safe and effective treatment for pregnant women having a stroke, a new study suggests.

    Stroke during pregnancy remains rare, but the risk increases during pregnancy and for up to 12 weeks after giving birth, or postpartum.

    The most common type is ischemic stroke, where a clot blocks blood flow in the brain. Mechanical thrombectomy ...

    Nicotine-laden e-cigarettes raise a user's risk of blood clots, damage small blood vessels and can also raise heart rate and blood pressure, a new study finds.

    The effects are similar to those caused by traditional cigarettes, and raise the concern that long-term vaping could help cause heart attacks or strokes, the Swedish research team warned.

    "Our results suggest that using e-cig...

    COVID-19 infection significantly increases the risk of dangerous blood clots after surgery, a new study finds.

    Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a potential complication of surgery in which blood clots form in the veins. It is a leading preventable cause of death in hospital patients.

    This study found that VTEs were 50% more likely after surgery in patients with a current COVID infect...

    Dispatching rapid-response medical teams to perform an emergency procedure on stroke patients significantly improves their chances of survival and a good recovery, according to a new study.

    Researchers assessed a pilot program in New York City where a mobile interventional stroke team (MIST) raced to ischemic stroke patients to perform a surgical procedure called endovascular thrombectomy...

    Anyone who's ever undergone knee replacement understands the real and troubling risk of post-op blood clots. Many patients are told take a daily blood thinner pill long after their procedure.

    But a new study finds that a one-time injection of an experimental blood thinner called abelacimab may greatly reduce the odds for these clots in recovering knee replacement patients.

    The rese...

    When someone suffers a stroke, doctors can often remove the culprit clot obstructing blood flow to the brain. Now, a new study sheds light on why those successful procedures do not always translate into a good outcome.

    Researchers found that when clot retrieval takes more than one attempt, stroke patients are more likely to still have some degree of disability three months later.

    An...

    Early in the pandemic, doctors began to note a heightened risk of sometimes deadly blood clots in people hospitalized with severe COVID-19, and they routinely began to prescribe blood thinners in these cases.

    Is the same intervention needed for people sick at home with milder forms of COVID?

    No, according to the results of a clinical trial whose results appeared so conclusive that ...

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    Very rarely, blood clots can develop after COVID-19 vaccination, and doctors in Canada describe a new test and treatment for the condition in a case study of three patients.

    All three developed the condition called vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.

    Two developed blood clots in their legs, and the third had blood clo...

    Researchers have reported the first case of COVID-19 causing dangerous, recurring blood clots in a patient's arm.

    The report offers new insight into how the damage of inflammation caused by COVID-19 can linger and how best to treat recurring clots, the Rutgers University researchers said.

    There have been reports of lower extremity blood clots in patients after COVID-19, but this is ...

    Serious cases of "long-haul COVID-19" are rare in patients who were not hospitalized after their infection, but these patients still report more doctor or health care visits after recovery,. Danish researchers report.

    The new six-month study found that COVID patients who were not hospitalized had small increased risks of blood clots and breathing difficulties. They were also more likely t...

    Certain blood types may increase a person's risk of different health problems, a new study suggests.

    The research confirms some previous findings and reveals new links between blood types and diseases, according to the authors of the study published April 27 in the journal eLife.

    "There is still very little information available about whether people with RhD-positive or RhD...

    If you plan to resume running after an extended break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you need to ease back in, one expert advises.

    "There are a lot of good programs, including Couch to 5K or C25K, that focus on increasing running slowly up to about 3 miles or 30 minutes," said physical therapist Grace Neurohr, a running and bio-motion specialist for the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthope...

    The United States should resume administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, a key advisory panel for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted on Friday.

    The agency's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has determined that the benefits of the vaccine in preventing deaths and hospitalizations far outweigh the risks of rare blood clots, risks that are ma...

    It may not be a good idea to take a daily low-dose aspirin if you're also taking a widely used class of blood thinners called direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), researchers caution.

    DOACs include drugs such as Eliquis (apixaban), Pradaxa (dabigatran), Lixiana (edoxaban) and Xarelto (rivaroxaban). They're used to help prevent strokes from atrial fibrillation or for the treatment of what's...

    Among COVID-19 patients in intensive care units (ICUs), 2% suffer a stroke, a new study finds.

    Of the two types of stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, which is caused by bleeding in the brain, was linked to a higher risk of death than ischemic stroke, which is caused by a blood clot in the brain. Data on just under 2,700 patients was used for the study.

    "For people with severe COVID-19 requ...

    While U.S. federal government experts probe potential risks of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, what do you need to know if you have had the one-dose COVID shot or hope to get it?

    Experts at the American Heart Association (AHA) describe what to look out for.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration paused administration of the J&J (Ja...

    The fate of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine hung in the balance on Thursday after a government advisory committee said it needed more time and evidence to determine whether unusual, but severe, blood clots seen in a handful of people were caused by the vaccine.

    So far, only six clotting cases have been officially reported out of more than 7 million shots given of the one-dose...

    The Biden Administration sought to reassure Americans on Tuesday that the pausing of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is science at work, and not evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are unsafe.

    The pause was first issued Tuesday morning following reports that rare but serious blood clots had developed in six women after they took J&J's vaccine. The Advisory Committee on Immunizati...

    Extremely rare but life-threatening blood clots linked to the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine appear similar to those caused by the AstraZeneca vaccine approved for use in Europe and Canada, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.

    Federal officials called for a "pause" in use of the one-dose J&J vaccine while they review data linked to six women between 18 and 48 years of age who developed...

    Doctors might have figured out why AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine may cause life-threatening blood clots in very rare cases.

    The discovery, made in a pair of reports published online Friday in theNew England Journal of Medicine, could be key to the global rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine, helping develop effective treatments for the side effect and providing clues on how t...

    Time is never more precious than in the minutes after a stroke. Now, research is confirming that a "mobile stroke unit" can rush aid to patients quickly, potentially saving lives.

    "Patients who are treated early benefit from a complete reversal of stroke symptoms and avoidance of disability," said lead study author Dr. James Grotta. He is director of stroke research at the Clinical Instit...

    For someone suffering a severe stroke, every 10 minutes that goes by before treatment starts in the emergency room may cost eight weeks of a healthy life, Canadian researchers report.

    In fact, delays in the hospital may have worse consequences for recovery than delays in getting to the hospital, they noted.

    "Our study confirmed that any delay in delivering appropriate stroke treatme...

    It's already being taken by millions to help ward off heart issues, and now preliminary research hints that daily low-dose aspirin might also cut your odds of contracting COVID-19.

    As the Israeli research team noted, aspirin is an anti-inflammatory and previous studies have shown that it may help the immune system combat some viral infections. According to the researchers, aspirin was wid...

    While strokes strike many Americans, a new study shows the risk is particularly high among American Indians.

    Researchers already knew that American Indians had the highest risk of atrial fibrillation, which is an irregular heartbeat ("arrhythmia") that can increase the risk of blood clots and stroke.

    The new study found that American Indians had a 47% higher risk of having a non-ble...

    Giving blood thinners to COVID-19 patients soon after they're hospitalized could reduce their risk of dying.

    That's the conclusion of a new study that analyzed data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on nearly 4,300 patients, average age 68, who were hospitalized with COVID between March 1 and July 31.

    Of those, more than 84% received blood thinners within 24 hours of admi...

    Full doses of blood thinners can benefit patients hospitalized with COVID-19, but the severity of their illness matters, researchers say.

    The new global analysis found that hospitalized patients with moderate COVID-19 may benefit from the drugs' clot-preventing powers, but patients with illness so severe it requires admission to an intensive care unit may not.

    "SARS-CoV-2 infectio...

    Women who have COVID-19 during childbirth are more likely to face complications than moms-to-be without the coronavirus, researchers say.

    Fortunately, the absolute risk for complications for any one woman is very low (less than 1%). But the relative risks for problems -- such as clotting and early labor -- are significant, the new study found.

    Still, "the findings here, truly, are t...

    Most transgender women can safely continue their estrogen treatments during gender-affirming surgery, a new study finds.

    Estrogen therapy and surgery can increase the risk of blood clots, so experts have suggested that transgender women stop taking the hormone when having gender-affirming surgery.

    But the sudden loss of estrogen was sometimes very uncomfortable, causing symptoms sim...

    Because COVID-19 is known to raise the odds for dangerous blood clots, blood thinners have quickly become part of routine care for many hospitalized patients.

    But three clinical trials testing full doses of these drugs in COVID-19 patients have now paused recruitment of critically ill patients because the medications could end up doing more harm than good.

    According to experts at th...