Medical research

Non-cardiac surgery: Safe for patients with heart device

Non-cardiac surgery can be performed safely in patients with a heart device typically implanted into patients waiting for a transplant, according to a study at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

Medical research

Even low-dose aspirin may increase risk of GI bleeding

The risk of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding needs to be considered when determining the potential preventive benefits associated with low-dose aspirin for cardiovascular disease and cancer. According to a new study in Clinical ...

Cardiology

Anticoagulant benefits for atrial fibrillation decrease with age

The net clinical benefit of anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation (AF)—one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats and a leading cause of stroke—decreases with age, as the risk of death from other factors ...

Other

Aspirin may prevent DVT and PE in joint replacement patients

Following a total joint replacement, anticoagulation (blood thinning) drugs can prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot deep within the extremities, or a pulmonary embolism (PE), a complication that causes a blood ...

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