Prof Fionnuala Ní Áinle holding a blood clot alert card: “There are signals . . . heparin has anti-inflammatory and other mechanisms that could actually impact on disease progression of Covid-19.”

Irish researchers are taking part in a large international study to determine if blood thinners could help change the progression of coronavirus and p(...)

Hospital patients have been urged to keep active in order to avoid clots. File photograph: iStock

Hospital patients have been urged to keep active in order to avoid clots, the main cause of preventable death in the health system. With blood clots (...)

Paula Finnegan  with her children, from left: Millien (5), Luke (3), Tom (2) and Sam (7) at home in Cabra, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One in four people worldwide die from conditions caused by blood clots. Most people are familiar with blood clots in the arteries (arterial thrombosis(...)

Venous thromboembolism: the umbrella term includes conditions such as pulmonary embolism, when a blood vessel in the lungs becomes blocked. Photograph: BSIP/UIG Via Getty

Doctors at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin are leading a new drive to reduce the rate of preventable clot-related deaths in Irish ho(...)