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A Blood Clot is a mass of blood that forms when blood platelets, proteins, and cells stick together. When a blood clot is attached to the wall of a blood vessel, it is called a thrombus. When it moves through the bloodstream and blocks the flow of blood in another part of the body, it is called an embolus.
Excess cardiac myosin worsens damage to heart tissue during a heart attack

Excess cardiac myosin worsens damage to heart tissue during a heart attack

Ticagrelor therapy, without aspirin, can benefit patients with acute coronary syndrome

Ticagrelor therapy, without aspirin, can benefit patients with acute coronary syndrome

Clinical trial using genetic testing to guide antiplatelet therapy post-PCI falls short of stated goal

Clinical trial using genetic testing to guide antiplatelet therapy post-PCI falls short of stated goal

TWILIGHT trial: Brilinta reduces bleeding compared to dual therapy in high-risk coronary patients

TWILIGHT trial: Brilinta reduces bleeding compared to dual therapy in high-risk coronary patients

Oral apixaban as effective as dalteparin for treating blood clots in people with cancer

Oral apixaban as effective as dalteparin for treating blood clots in people with cancer

Taking ticagrelor alone better for patients with complex heart disease

Taking ticagrelor alone better for patients with complex heart disease

Treatment with ticagrelor alone reduces adverse events in patients with diabetes

Treatment with ticagrelor alone reduces adverse events in patients with diabetes

Research could provide more effective way to treat brain swelling after stroke

Research could provide more effective way to treat brain swelling after stroke

Different foods linked to different types of stroke, study finds

Different foods linked to different types of stroke, study finds

Secondary analysis reinforces safety of blood thinner

Secondary analysis reinforces safety of blood thinner

Heart valve that grows with the child lowers the need for risky multiple heart surgeries

Heart valve that grows with the child lowers the need for risky multiple heart surgeries

Immune system may target other remote areas of the brain to improve stroke recovery

Immune system may target other remote areas of the brain to improve stroke recovery

New set of recommendations for managing liver failure in the ICU

New set of recommendations for managing liver failure in the ICU

Magnetically levitated plasma proteins could vastly improve diagnosis of diseases

Magnetically levitated plasma proteins could vastly improve diagnosis of diseases

Blood clots speed up aneurysm growth and increase rupture risk, warn researchers

Blood clots speed up aneurysm growth and increase rupture risk, warn researchers

Critical Care Resuscitation Unit provides faster treatment, decreases patient's risk of death

Critical Care Resuscitation Unit provides faster treatment, decreases patient's risk of death

Children with peripherally inserted central catheters are more likely to develop blood clots, study shows

Children with peripherally inserted central catheters are more likely to develop blood clots, study shows

First reported occurrence and treatment of venous thrombosis during spaceflight

First reported occurrence and treatment of venous thrombosis during spaceflight

Common cardiac blood test before surgery can predict post-operative complications

Common cardiac blood test before surgery can predict post-operative complications

African-Americans at higher risk for cancer-associated VTE, study finds

African-Americans at higher risk for cancer-associated VTE, study finds