Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Popular Blood-Thinning Therapy Can Double Death Risk
According to a March 2006 article in HealthCentral.com a common blood-thinning therapy, the combination Aspirin and Plavix, may double the death risk if used to prevent first time heart attack. This therapy appeared to be beneficial to those participants with a history of diagnosed heart disease, but potentially fatal if used for preventing first time heart attack. The study included more than 15,000 patients with risk factors for heart disease or diagnosed heart disease.