Clot-preventing combos boost risk of stomach bleeding

06/3/2009 | Reuters

A study of 78,000 heart patients found 30.4% were taking a combination of anti-clotting drugs and of those, 1,061 suffered bleeding events within the first year. Combining aspirin and an antiplatelet drug doubled the chances of bleeding, using an aspirin-anticoagulant combo tripled it and patients who got all three had a fourfold increase in risk.

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