Posts Tagged ‘thromboembolic complications’

Dabigatran in Patients with Mechanical Heart Valves

Posted by • September 25th, 2013

Mr. Wilson, age 48, has severe aortic stenosis, and needs an aortic valve replacement. He finds no reason to quarrel with his doctor’s recommendation for a mechanical valve, understanding that it is more durable than a bioprosthetic valve. But when the doctor explains that he will need lifelong anticoagulation with warfarin, and then details the… Read More…

Arterial Thrombosis and Hormonal Contraception

Posted by • June 15th, 2012

In a study of Danish women, oral contraceptive pills containing estrogen and progestin were associated with increased risks of stroke and myocardial infarction (MI). Variations in risk according to estrogen dose and progestin type were modest. The risk of thromboembolic complications with the use of hormonal contraception is an important issue scientifically and is relevant for… Read More…