Items Tagged ‘warfarin’

June 18, 2015

Mayo Clinic In The News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Laura Wuotila with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Editor, Karl Oestreich; Assistant Editor, Carmen Zwicker   MSNBC Morning Joe Mayo clinic offers patient care to Walmart […]

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March 29, 2010

Stroke Death Rate Higher for Blacks

By Mystery User

Polk County’s black residents have a much higher death rate from strokes than those who are white or Hispanic. For blacks 35 and older, that rate was 140 stroke deaths per 100,000 people in 2000-2006. It was 80 per 100,000 for whites and even lower, 74 per 100,000, in Hispanics.   Dr. James Meschia, lead […]

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December 8, 2009

New Blood Thinner Could Replace Warfarin to Fight Venous Clots

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

A new blood thinner called dabigatran etexilate may be just as effective in preventing dangerous venous clots as an old standby, warfarin, but much easier for doctors and patients to manage, a new study finds…   “Dabigatran appears to be superior to warfarin in terms of safety and more effective as well. This is the […]

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Tags: blood thinners, venous clots, warfarin


August 14, 2009

Procedure Offers Alternative to Warfarin for Stroke Risk

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Atrial Fibrillation patients at risk of stroke may benefit from percutaneous closure of the left atrial appendage (LAA) as an alternative to long-term warfarin therapy, according to a study in the Aug. 15 issue of The Lancet.   David R. Holmes, M.D., of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minn., and colleagues enrolled […]

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Tags: atrial fibrillation, strok, warfarin


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