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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Cardiology 43 years experience
Yes: It does from with in the clot.
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Vascular Surgery 40 years experience
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.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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