New Drug Thins Blood Better Than Plavix

For years doctors have known that thinning the blood, using drugs such as aspirin, can reduce heart attacks. So for years they have used a super aspirin, Plavix, to prevent heart attacks in patients who have angioplasty, and are at greater risk for developing clots. Today at the country's biggest heart meeting, heart specialists heard about a new drug called Prasugrel, even more powerful at blood thinning than Plavix. A new study of more than 13,000 patients found that Prasugrel...Full Story
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