Men's clotting cells linked to heart attack

December 24, 1991|By Knight-Ridder

Men whose blood contains large blood-clotting cells are more likely to suffer a second heart attack, according to a finding that could help develop more effective drugs to prevent heart disease, British researchers report in the Lancet, a medical journal.

The findings also lend more support to low-dose aspirin therapy, because aspirin affects platelets.

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