12/28/2005

A study in today's Journal of the American Medical Association says that of 30,136 heart attack patients studied, 42% received excessive doses of blood thinners, raising the risk of serious bleeding. It also says there are about 117,000 episodes of bleeding each year among the more than 1 million patients who suffer small but serious heart attacks and suggests that 15% of those episodes come from overdoses and could be avoided.

Full Story:
USA Today

Related Summaries