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A Rare Disease That’s More Common Than You Think

Tags: blood clots, genetics, heart and vascular institute, heart health, thrombophilia, vascular disease

Factor V Leiden is a little known disease, and it might be more common than you think. Having European ancestors increases your risk of having the defective gene for this blood disorder.


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Study Finds Smarter Predictions for Heart Attack Risk

Tags: arteries, blood clots, calcium, computed tomography (CT) scans, heart attack, stroke

When plaque calcifies inside the coronary arteries, it puts you at higher risk for heart attack or stroke. A new study finds that knowing just how dense these plaques are may help doctors better predict who is at greater risk.


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An Aspirin a Day? Only If You Have Had a Heart Attack

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In a recommendation issued this week, the FDA says scientists have not proven aspirin therapy has any benefit for people without cardiovascular problems. This group includes those with risk factors such as a family history of heart disease.


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What Everyone Should Know About Blood Clots

Tags: blood clots, blood thinners, deep vein thrombosis, DVT, heart and vascular institute, vascular disease

Just like a traffic jam on the highway, blood clots impede normal circulation in your body and can be dangerous. Learn more about blood clots, their symptoms and steps you can take to help avoid them.


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Varicose Veins: More Than a Cosmetic Concern

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On the surface, varicose veins can mar the smooth appearance of your skin. What lies beneath, though, can be the source of more serious problems.


Vitamin K should be 120 mcg for a man and 90 mcg for a woman - from HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Vitamin K Know-How (Infographic)

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Even though it's good for you, too much Vitamin K should be avoided, experts say. Your intake of Vitamin K should not exceed 120 mcg if you are a man and 90 mcg if you are a woman. Learn about why you should avoid too much.


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Your Diet and Blood Thinners

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Your diet affects how your medications work, especially for patients taking blood thinners such as Coumadin® (warfarin). It is important to know the drug-food interactions for any medicines and when to talk to your doctor.


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What to Watch for After Vascular Surgery (Video)

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While recovering from vascular surgery, it’s important to be on the lookout for signs of complications. Tips in this video include identifying serious signs and symptoms and understanding what they might mean.


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Stroke Before 50 May Shorten Life

Tags: atherosclerosis, blood clots, intracerebral hemorrhage, stroke

Adults suffering strokes under the age of 50 are at increased risk of dying within 20 years, a new study finds.