Monday, August 31, 2009

Study Approves AstraZeneca Blood Clot Medicine!

A new AstraZeneca P.L.C. drug to prevent blood clots in heart patients reduced their chances of dying by more than 20 percent compared with the standard treatment, new research says. (Of course, the research was PAID for by AstraZeneca!)

Researchers followed 18,624 patients worldwide from 2006 to 2008. About half the patients were taking clopidogrel, also known as Plavix, while the other half were taking the experimental AstraZeneca drug called ticagrelor, or Brilinta.

Those on Brilinta had a 4.5 percent chance of dying, versus a 5.9 percent death risk for patients on Plavix, the world's second-best selling medication made by France's Sanofi-Aventis SA and U.S. drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.

Doctors also found Brilinta was safer for patients because they were less likely to have bleeding problems, one of Plavix's known side effects. Ticagrelor had its own adverse effects, including breathing and heart rhythm abnormalities.
Well, there you have it. Would you have faith in a study paid for by Dracula that showed blood loss was not serious? This will be another expensive drug with serious side effects that you will be on the rest of your life if you are prone to blood clots.

Blood clots are caused when the lining of the blood vessels are damaged, either by free radicals or acid, (ruling out external factors such as stabbings, gunshots or accidents). They also form when the body is motionless for long periods such as in a car or airplane, preventing the muscular contrations that force blood to be propelled back to the heart. As the blood pools, clots can form.

About the only time such an anti blood clot medicine would be warranted, in my opinion is when a patient is confined to bed by illness or accident.

Antioxidants and an alkaline lifestyle help avoid damage to the lining of the blood vessels and therefore the need for blood clots. Exercise will help keep the blood moving.

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