The Lancet : Could statins help to reduce blood clots in vei
Researchers from the University of Leicester and the University of Bristol, both in the United Kingdom, report their findings in The Lancet Haematology.

They suggest that once other studies confirm their findings, they could lead to new guidelines for statin use to cover the prevention of vein blood clots, as well as cardiovascular disease.

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a life-threatening condition in which blood clots form in the vein.

When the blood clot is in a deep vein - most often in the leg - it is a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). When a clot breaks loose and travels to the lungs, it is a pulmonary embolism (PE)...