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So coumadin (warfarin) thins the blood to prevent new clots from forming --is there anything in coumadin (warfarin) to actively dissolve clot that are already formed or are?

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Dr. Mathew Chengot answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Yes: It does from with in the clot.

Answered 12/16/2012

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No: Coumadin (warfarin) keeps more clots from forming and thus facilitates the working of the body's clot breakdown system. Nothing in Coumadin (warfarin) actively breaks down clot...Only fibrinolytic agents like tpa do this and are given intraarterially or intravenously.

Answered 11/28/2017

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