A routine CT test for blood clotting may prevent a recurrence, according to a new study.
The results are a step in the right direction, the American Heart Association said in a statement.
The study, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that the blood clopids, which are usually detected during a CT scan, were detected at lower rates during surgery compared to the general population.
“We know that it takes at least two years to see the clots shrink from being a clot in the first place,” said lead author of the study, Dr. Thomas F. Smith, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.
The study was conducted in the US and UK. “
This study shows that it’s possible to prevent clot recurrence in people who’ve been exposed to a blood clot.”
The study was conducted in the US and UK.
The American Heart Associations goal is to reduce the recurrences of heart disease by 2020, which is a goal that may be even harder to achieve given the increasing number of people with blood clobbers.
About 1 in 5 heart attacks in the United States are caused by clotting, the study said.