ALTERNATIVES TO COUMADIN GAINING MOMENTUM

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A recent analysis of the new anticoagulants to replace Coumadin (Warfarin) is looking quite favorable when treating blood clots.¬† This is expanding their indication, usage and safety. In the U.S. the two alternatives are PRADAXA and XARELTO, with Xarelto¬† appearing to be somewhat more advantageous with less issues from bleeding. Such alternatives are sorely needed …

I’VE HAD A BLOOD CLOT….NOW WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?

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Blood clots often occur without a specific cause or explanation. When they occur after surgery , prolonged bed-rest or a long plane trip after trauma to the leg, or when a woman is newly placed on hormones, we can understand the factors that were underlying their development, but often they occur spontaneously without such explanations. …