Study Says Blood Clot Patients Have Higher Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke

A warning for patients with blood clots.

A large study from Denmark finds your risk for subsequent heart attacks and stroke is significant. Researchers say the risk for heart attack in patients who'd had Deep Vein Thrombosis was 60-percent higher than control subjects in the first year after experiencing the blood clot.

The risk for stroke was 119-percent higher. And for people who'd had a blood clot in their lungs, a pulmonary embolism, the risk for heart attack was two and a half times higher, and nearly three times higher for stroke.

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