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Does heparin prevent coagulation of blood?

Does heparin prevent coagulation of blood?

Yes: Heparin keeps the blood from clotting both insider the body as well as for blood in a tube. ...Read more

Clexane (Definition)

Enoxaparin is a blood thinner that is injected twice a day and has an excellent safety profile. It should be discontinued 24 hours prior to delivery if possible to decrease bleeding. Epidural anesthesia may not be able to be given to women on blood ...Read more


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Can Plavix (clopidogrel) prevent a blood clot forming due to AF? Can't take anticoagulants.

Can Plavix (clopidogrel) prevent a blood clot forming due to AF? Can't take anticoagulants.

Plavix (clopidogrel) and afib: ACTIVE trial -Plavix (clopidogrel) +ASA(100) reduced vascular event ( stroke, MI, embolism) in AF with bleeding comparable to warfarin,but ACTIVE W trial noted warfarin was superior to ASA + Plavix (clopidogrel) in preventing vascular events. That said The AHA does not recommend adding Plavix (clopidogrel) to ASA. The first choice is warfarin followed by dabigitran, apixaban and rivaroxaban.ASA would be last. Talk to a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Does aspirin dissolve blood clots?

Does aspirin dissolve blood clots?

No: Aspirin is used to prevent the formation of blood clots through the inhibition of aggregation of cells (platelets) that are part of the clot. Once the clot is formed, Aspirin is not very effective in dissolving it. This is because the clot has material incorporated in it that does not respond to the action of aspirin. ...Read more

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Does plavix (clopidogrel) thin out plugs in blood vessels besides thinning one's blood to prevent clotting? Please, need some answers?

Does plavix (clopidogrel) thin out plugs in blood vessels besides thinning one's blood to prevent clotting? Please, need some answers?

No: Plavix (clopidogrel) inhibits platelet aggregation. Platelets are cells in the blood that initiate the clotting process. Plavix (clopidogrel) doesn't thin anything: not plugs or blood or anything else. ...Read more

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Inr 10, taking blood thinner due to mvr done in 2006, pulse rate 40, low blood pressure. Hepc, cirohsis. Should we stop blood thinner?

Inr 10, taking blood thinner due to mvr done in 2006, pulse rate 40, low blood pressure. Hepc, cirohsis. Should we stop blood thinner?

INR too high.: If your inr is 10 on warfarin, that is too high. You should talk to your liver doctor and cardiologist to decide what blood thinner you should be on for your mvr. For more info : http://amansawmd.Com/2014/02/17/atrial-fibrillation-oral-anticoagulation-blood-thinner/. ...Read more

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Does warfarin blood thinner block k1 and k2 vitamins? M

Does warfarin blood thinner block k1 and k2 vitamins?
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Vitamin K antagonist: In medical school, we memorized clotting cascade. Warfarin works by blocking (formation of) vitamin K dependent factors (http://goo.gl/LP1DwM). Therefore, the more vitamin K rich foods eg dark leafy greens that you consume, the greater the dose of warfarin that you'll need. That's why it's also important to eat same am't daily (or none at all) to keep blood thinness just right (as measured by INR) ...Read more

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Is warfarin a blood thinner?

Is warfarin a blood thinner?

Yes: Coumadin (warfarin) is routinely used as a chronic blood thinner. It works by inhibiting several coagulation factors (factors ii, vii, ix, and x) as well as anticoagulating factors (proteins c and s). Patients are typically "bridged" to Coumadin with another blood thinner like heparin. ...Read more

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Dose Coumadin (warfarin) help with blood clot i ling?

Dose Coumadin (warfarin) help with blood clot i ling?

Anticoagulant: Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant that works to block production of some of the building blocks used in blod clotting. It needs to be monitored regularly due to the fact that the levels can very in the body, affected by foods you eat, interactions with other medications, and your own metabolism. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Do blood clots prevent pregnancy?

Do blood clots prevent pregnancy?

Complications: Women who are prone to forming blood clots may have a hard time carrying a pregnancy. Blood clots can cause complications for the fetus because of interference with blood flow through the placenta, for example. If you have a history of blood clots and wish to get pregnant, you might consider speaking to your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Is ecotrin (aspirin) a blood thinner ?

Is ecotrin (aspirin) a blood thinner ?

Mildly : Ecotrin is Aspirin with an enteric (stomach) coating. Aspirin inhibits platelets which are necessary to initiate clotting. People on Aspirin take longer to form a blood clot than people who don't take aspirin. ...Read more

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Could blood thinners dissolve the blood vessels as well?

Could blood thinners dissolve the blood vessels as well?

No: The blood thinners really do not " thin" the blood they alter the cascade of chemical events that lead to platelet clot formation. So in reality the blood isn't thinner it just has a difficult time clotting. THese drugs do not dissolve the vessels. ...Read more

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How long does leg swelling last? Im taking blood thinner for blood clot?

How long does leg swelling last? Im taking blood thinner for blood clot?

Swelling: It depends on the cause of the swelling. If all due to the clot it could be weeks or never. If other cause, depends on the cause. ...Read more

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Are any of the new anticoags useful for factor v leiden and lupus anticoag. Antibody. On lovenox (enoxaparin) 100mg bid. Venous and arterial clotting and pes. ?

Are  any of the new anticoags useful for factor v leiden and lupus anticoag. Antibody. On lovenox (enoxaparin) 100mg bid. Venous and arterial clotting and pes. ?

Maybe: The newer medications to prevent blood clots are not approved for use in the us for your condition. There is published research in europe showing that these medications can be used effectively for your type of problem. My personal bias is that you should wait until more research has been done. Your doctor can help advise you as to the status of this research as it evolves. ...Read more

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Heparin (Definition)

Heparin is a drug that thins the blood to prevents clots in blood vessels. It is given by intravenous line and requires close ...Read more


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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymosis = subcutaneous bleeding covering a diameter ...Read more