Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gene variant influences risk for blood clots in COVID patients

A gene variant in the natural immune system influences the risk for blood clots in the lungs of severely ill COVID-19 patients. This has been documented in a new study by researchers at Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19's high blood clot risk

A recent study of patient health records found that around 1 in 100 people with COVID-19 had a venal or arterial thrombosis, with rates higher still among males, and particularly for those hospitalized.

Health

Vitamin K shows evidence of brain benefits in rats

In a new study conducted in rats, scientists report evidence that vitamin K could help protect against aging-related cognitive declines associated with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

Cardiology

Leaks after left atrial appendage occlusion heighten stroke risk

Patients who had leakage to the left atrial appendage due to incomplete device sealing after left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) experienced more clotting and bleeding events within a year following their procedure compared ...

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