Folks who've had a clogged artery reopened probably can stop taking blood thinners sooner than previously thought, a new study argues.
Patients are regularly prescribed blood thinners for a year or more after angioplasty. This is to make sure that blood doesn't clot inside the metal stent that now holds their artery open. That could cause a heart attack or stroke.
MONDAY, May 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) --
If you had a heart attack and could get rehab therapy at home, would you be more likely to get the follow-up care that doctors recommend?
A new scientific statement says you would, and advocates for the option to be more widely available because so many patients never get the therapy -- often because health insurance companies don't cover at-h...