American Heart Association

Obese patients may be at higher risk of bleeding when taking warfarin

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Obese patients taking the frequently used blood thinner warfarin have a higher risk of bleeding than normal-weight patients taking the drug, according to a new study presented Friday at the American Heart Association’s Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology/Peripheral Vascular Disease Scientific Sessions 2015.

Researchers conducted a one-year study […]

Enhanced ultrasound imaging helps diagnose blood clots, manage treatment

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

An enhanced type of ultrasound imaging offers a potential way to simultaneously diagnose and treat blood clots, as well as monitor patients’ responses to clot-dissolving drugs, according to research presented Friday at the American Heart Association’s Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology/Peripheral Vascular Disease Scientific Sessions 2015.

Researchers […]

Hip strengthening might ease pain of clogged leg arteries

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Detailed gait analysis reveals that people with clogged leg arteries rely more on muscles in the back of the calf when they walk to compensate for weakness in certain hip muscles, according to a new study presented Thursday at the American Heart Association’s Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis […]