Aspirin Should Be Preferred to Prevent Blood Clots in Kids after Heart Surgery

A new study, led by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) and published in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, suggests that aspirin should be preferred over warfarin to prevent blood clotting in children after a surgery that replumbs their hearts.Aspirin Should Be Preferred to Prevent Blood Clots in Kids after Heart Surgery

For the study, scientists analyzed data of 121 patients enrolled in the Australian and New-Zealand Fontan (ANZ) Registry. The results of the analysis showed that stroke was common regardless of which medication the patient received, but participants who took warfarin had poorer bone mineral density and had an increased risk of bleeding.

MCRI Dr. Chantal Attard, the lead author of the study, said that the aspirin findings were a relief as the medication was much easier to manage and would benefit other families whose children required the procedure in the future.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Study Shows How Vitamin D Could Halt Lung Inflammation in COVID-19

Study Shows How Vitamin D Could Halt Lung Inflammation in COVID-19

Recent research, conducted by a joint team of scientists from Purdue University and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), demonstrates how an active metabolite of vitamin D, which cannot be found in an over-the-counter form, has a “switch-off” mechanism for...

Drinking Coffee May Cut the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Drinking Coffee May Cut the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

A new Australian study, published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, suggests that a higher intake of coffee is associated with a lower risk of cognitive decline, including the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The study included 227 adults aged 60 years and...

Featured Products

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

Kangoo Jumps Training: 5 Beginner Exercises

Kangoo Jumps Training: 5 Beginner Exercises

In childhood, many of us dreamed of learning to jump high. Now, after years, it became easier - Kangoo Jumps has appeared. This is one of the relatively new, but quickly gaining popularity types of fitness training. There are several advantages of jumpers.  Kangoo...

read more
MediGoo - Health Medical Tests and Free Health Medical Information