American Heart Association

Home from college, New York teen suffers stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Like many teenagers, Jillian Marks had a flair for the dramatic as she navigated adolescence. Then she encountered real drama, provided by a word that young people don’t expect to hear: stroke.

“I do tend to overreact,” said Jillian, a sophomore at the State University of […]

October 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Patients, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Home from college, New York teen suffers stroke

Tall men and women more likely to suffer deadly blood clots

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Being tall may increase the risk of blood clots in the leg veins or lungs in both men and women, according to a new Swedish study that examined government health records of nearly 3 million people.

While other research has noted the correlation, this study is […]

September 5th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Tall men and women more likely to suffer deadly blood clots

New blood thinners require preparation to manage bleeding risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As the popularity of a new generation of blood thinners surges, people taking them should be aware of bleeding risks, according to a recent statement from the American Heart Association.

There are occasions when the four newer anticoagulant drugs need attention, said Amish N. Raval, M.D. […]

Heart-health tool may help lower risk of blood clots in deep veins and lungs

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Life’s Simple 7 is a tool from the American Heart Association that helps people reach the goal of ideal heart health. It also may help reduce the risk of blood clots in the deep veins and lungs, according to a new study.

Researchers recently reported that […]

March 11th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Heart-health tool may help lower risk of blood clots in deep veins and lungs

World Thrombosis Day: Understanding the often hidden risks, dangers of potentially deadly blood clots

Nearly three years after suffering a pulmonary embolism and six blood clots in her leg veins following routine knee surgery, Amy Fordham-Duff is still healing. But thanks to a small army of loving, supportive family, friends and health and wellness specialists, she’s winning her battle.

“I never could have imagined […]

October 13th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on World Thrombosis Day: Understanding the often hidden risks, dangers of potentially deadly blood clots

Aspirin can reduce recurring blood clots in the veins

Aspirin may be a promising treatment for those who can’t take anti-clotting drugs long term to prevent blood clots in the veins, according to new research.

Known as venous thromboembolism, the clots are typically in the deep veins of the legs and can break off, travel to the lungs and block lung arteries, a […]