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There are 49 Evidence Summaries available


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1 Doctor, I am taking an anticoagulant and just had a cardiac stent inserted. How long do I need to take three blood thinners?
Patient Summary
2022/11/02
2 Doctor, I am pregnant and worried I have a blood clot, but I am also concerned about having a CT scan. What other tests can be done?
Patient Summary
2022/06/22
3 Doctor, does the AstraZeneca (ChAdOX1) or Pfizer (BNT162b2) vaccine against COVID-19 increase the risk of blood clots?
Patient Summary
2022/05/05
4 Doctor, I was diagnosed with a blood clot in my lungs over a year ago. Is it normal to still have anxiety about it now?
Patient Summary
2021/12/21
5 Doctor, I have been diagnosed with COVID-19 infection and will be recovering at home. Should I take an anticoagulant or aspirin to prevent blood clots?
Patient Summary
2021/12/02
6 Doctor, I am over 75 years old and have a DVT or PE. Is it safe for me to take one of the newer anticoagulants?
Patient Summary
2021/11/25
7 Doctor, I am having hip or knee replacement surgery. Can I take an aspirin to protect myself from blood clots after surgery?
Patient Summary
2021/08/26
8 Doctor, I am having surgery to remove cancer in my uterus, ovaries, cervix, or vulva. Can I take an anticoagulant pill instead of a needle to protect me from blood clots?
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2021/08/18
9 Doctor, I have a history of blood clots. Is it safe for me to receive a vaccine for COVID?
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2021/05/08
10 Doctor, I have atrial fibrillation and a bioprosthetic mitral valve, can I use Xarelto® to protect me from stroke?
Patient Summary
2021/04/19
11 How many people in Canada are diagnosed with DVT or PE each year?
Patient Summary
2020/12/22
12 Doctor, can I take Eliquis® to treat my blood clot caused by cancer?
Patient Summary
2020/11/12
13 Doctor, I take Xarelto or Eliquis or Pradaxa for atrial fibrillation. What is the risk of stopping it before my procedure?
Patient Summary
2020/11/12
14 Doctor, I take warfarin for atrial fibrillation but I have to stop it before my upcoming surgical procedure. Do I need to inject myself with needles while I am off of warfarin? (BRIDGE Study)
Patient Summary
2020/09/18
15 Doctor, I heard that COVID-19 causes blood clots. I have a history of DVT or PE, what do I need to know to protect myself?
Patient Summary
2020/07/30
16 Doctor, I am healthy and over the age of 70, should I take aspirin to prevent death, dementia, and physical disability?
Patient Summary
2020/07/29
17 Doctor, I have a blood clotting disorder that runs in my family. Do I need an anticoagulant during pregnancy?
Patient Summary
2020/03/17
18 Doctor, I am pregnant. Can I be tested for blood clots without having a CT scan?  
Patient Summary
2020/01/15
19 Doctor, I have clot in my lungs. Do I need a clot-buster?
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2019/10/11
20 Doctor, I have post-thrombotic syndrome. Do I have to wear a compression stocking?
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2019/10/09
21 Doctor, I am at risk of blood clots travelling to my lungs. Should I agree to insertion of a filter to protect me?
Patient Summary
2019/08/19
22 Doctor, I am over the age of 75 and have atrial fibrillation. Which anticoagulant should I take to prevent stroke?
Patient Summary
2019/07/30
23 Doctor, I have heart disease. What is the best medication to prevent future heart attacks and strokes: aspirin, a low dose of Xarelto®, or both taken together? 
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2019/03/08
24 Doctor, can I take Xarelto® instead of warfarin to treat my blood clot caused by triple-positive antiphospholipid antibody syndrome?
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2019/03/08
25 Doctor, should I take anticoagulants to prevent blood clots while I am receiving chemotherapy?
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2019/02/14
26 Doctor, should I take anticoagulants to prevent blood clots after being discharged from hospital?
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2018/11/07
27 Doctor, I have finished 6 months of treatment for my blood clot. Can I start taking a reduced-dose of anticoagulant now?  
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2018/10/02
28 Does breaking up blood clots in leg veins faster with clot-busters or mechanical devices reduce the chance of long-term complications?
Patient Summary
2018/09/24
29 Doctor, can I take Lixiana® to treat my blood clot caused by cancer?
Patient Summary
2018/06/22
30 Doctor, I have heard that cancer can cause blood clots. What tests should I have done to check if I have cancer?
Patient Summary
2018/06/04
31 Doctor, should I take anticoagulants to prevent blood clots after arthroscopic knee surgery or if I have a cast on my leg?
Patient Summary
2018/06/01
32 Doctor, I have finished 6 months of anticoagulant treatment for my unexplained blood clot. Is it safe for me to stop taking it now?
Patient Summary
2018/05/18
33 Doctor, I have finished 6 months of Xarelto® for my blood clot. Can I switch to aspirin now?
Patient Summary
2018/05/11
34 Doctor, do I have to stop taking birth control pills because I have a blood clot?
Patient Summary
2018/05/10
35 In patients with cancer-associated VTE who received anticoagulant therapy for a minimum of 3 months, case-fatality of recurrent VTE is higher than case-fatality of major bleeding
GP Summary
2020/07/29
36 Edoxaban did not differ from dalteparin for treatment of cancer-associated venous thromboembolism
GP Summary
2018/05/11
37 In patients with an acute proximal deep vein thrombosis, pharmacomechanical catheter-directed thrombolysis does not reduce the rate of post-thrombotic syndrome
GP Summary
2018/04/17
38 Women with a first unprovoked venous thromboembolism with a HERDOO2 score of 0 or 1 can safely discontinue anticoagulation after 5 to 12 months of treatment
GP Summary
2017/12/13
39 Celecoxib plus a proton-pump inhibitor has a lower risk of recurrent upper gastrointestinal bleeding than naproxen plus a proton-pump inhibitor in patients who require aspirin for cardiovascular disease
GP Summary
2017/12/05
40 Comparison of risk of pulmonary embolism and arterial thromboembolism with oral contraceptives according to dose and type of estrogen-progestin
GP Summary
2017/10/19
41 The 4Ts scoring system may reduce the need for laboratory testing for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in low-risk children
GP Summary
2017/09/19
42 Anticoagulation does not reduce the risk of venous thromboembolism after knee arthroscopy or casting of the lower leg in patients who are at average risk
GP Summary
2017/09/15
43 Rivaroxaban reduced recurrent venous thromboembolism, with a similar risk of bleeding, compared with aspirin
GP Summary
2017/08/17
44 After a first diagnosis of unprovoked venous thrombosis, adding a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis to standard cancer screening did not improve cancer detection
GP Summary
2017/04/19
45 Hormone therapy does not increase risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism in women who are on full-dose anticoagulation
GP Summary
2017/04/18
46 Direct oral anticoagulants reduce the risk of dying from bleeding compared with vitamin K antagonists in patients with atrial fibrillation or venous thromboembolism
GP Summary
2017/03/15
47 Flight stockings decrease symptomless deep vein thrombosis in airline passengers on long flights
GP Summary
2017/02/28
48 Low-dose aspirin prevents myocardial infarction and stroke and increases bleeding in people without known cardiovascular disease
GP Summary
2016/12/05
49 Low-molecular weight heparin reduces venous thromboembolism in people with cancer who are undergoing outpatient chemotherapy
GP Summary
2016/10/31