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A 65-year-old male asked:

after cabg with ligation laa, is it still need anticoagulant? better use warfarin or rivaroxaban? i'm af

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Atrial fibrillation: Anticoagulation is used to lower risk of stroke in those w/atrial fibrillation (it's also used post-operatively to lower risk of blood clots). There are advantages & disadvantages to warfarin vs newer oral anticoagulants such as rivaroxaban. Final decision depends upon patient, such as nutrition habits, ability to get testing, cost, etc. If you're already taking Pradaxa, you don't need either.

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Last updated Feb 23, 2015

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