New blood thinner to prevent clots

One of the complications immediately after hip and knee surgery is an increased risk of blood clots called venous thrombosis. Indeed, many people have to take blood thinners by injection daily for about ten days after their surgery.

A McMaster University researcher, after four extensive clinical studies, the latest published in the June 26 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, predicts that a new blood thinner taken in pill form will dramatically change the standard of care when treating and prevent blood clots.

  • Dr. Alexander Turpie, professor of medicine at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University, Internist at Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation and Principal Investigator for the RECORD program.

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