Plavix News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/17/2017
Are Blood Thinners Overused in Patients With Irregular Heartbeat?

Those with low stroke risk might not benefit, new study contends

3/24/2015
Stents Meant to Prevent Stroke May Actually Boost Risk

Use of blood thinners appears safer for narrowed brain arteries, experts say

11/17/2014
Long-Term Use of Aspirin Plus Blood Thinner Is Safe: Study

Benefits of combination outweigh potential risks, experts say

11/17/2014
Could Too Much Medication for Irregular Heartbeat Raise Dementia Risk?

Study found patients who showed signs of overtreatment were twice as vulnerable

5/28/2014
Many Delay Blood Thinners After Stent Placement, Risking Death

Going 3 days without Plavix triples odds of heart attack within a month, researchers say

12/4/2013
Morphine, Blood Thinner Plavix a Bad Mix for Heart Attack Victims: Study

Painkiller appeared to slow, diminish anti-clotting effect of heart drug

6/26/2013
Drug Combo May Reduce Risk of Second Stroke: Study

After small or mini-stroke, aspirin plus Plavix tied to lower odds of another event

3/14/2013
Clot Buster Safe for Stroke Patients on Blood Thinners: Study

Fears that giving tPA to those taking aspirin or Plavix might raise risk of brain bleeds largely unfounded, researchers say

11/6/2012
Standard Dose of Blood Thinner May Not Be Best for All Patients

Early study found that clots might not be prevented in some, while others could face bleeding risk

8/29/2012
Adding Plavix to Aspirin Doesn't Help Guard Against Second Stroke: Study

Combo actually raised bleeding, death risk in patients with type caused by chronic hypertension

8/27/2012
New Blood Thinner Effient No Better Than Plavix at Preventing Heart Trouble: Study

In patients who were not getting bypass surgery or stents, results and risks were equal

5/17/2012
3/29/2012
First Bedside Gene Test Shows Promise

Study found it spotted which heart patients should not take blood thinner Plavix

2/21/2012
Aspirin as Good as Plavix for Poor Leg Circulation: Study

Both work equally well in condition that causes pain while walking

12/28/2011
Doubt Cast on Use of Genetic Test Before Plavix

Research review suggests test won't help docs determine who would benefit from heart drug

10/25/2011
Genes Could Highlight Plavix Users at Clot Risk After Stent

Three gene types in heart patients and certain medications affected risk of dangerous clots