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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

Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Blood Thinners (Definition)

Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more


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Blood clot followed by hydroxycut, chance of new clot?

Blood clot followed by hydroxycut, chance of new clot?

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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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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 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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Can I get another blood clot while on blood thinners?

Can I get another blood clot while on blood thinners?

Yes: Although anticoagulants are supposed to treat blood clots by allowing the body to resolve them, and are supposed to prevent further clot formation from occuring; this can occur albeit rarely. ...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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Might somebody have another blood clot while taking the drug coumadin (warfarin)?

Might somebody have another blood clot while taking the drug coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes.: There are some patients for whom Coumadin (warfarin) does not adequately anticoagulate (thin the blood), and thus these patients may require alternative medications. Discuss with a hematologist to gain a better understanding as to what options exist. Sometimes this is an indication for placement of a filter device to catch a DVT from becoming a fatal pulmonary embolism (pe). ...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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Could Coumadin (warfarin) effect blood platelet count?

Could Coumadin (warfarin) effect blood platelet count?

Usually not: Because warfarin is a vitamin k antagonist and affect production of proteins needed for blood clotting, whereas platelets are product of blood cells. ...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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Do blood thinners really make your blood thinner?

Do blood thinners really make your blood thinner?

No: Blood thinner is a colloquial term for anticoagulants that reduce the propensity of blood to clot. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Having blood checked while on blood thinner--how often, where?

Depends on level: Depends on the level. Also i check more frequently when starting and once the level is therapeutic, at least once a month. ...Read more

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Are there any statistics on the risk of developing new blood clots (pulm. embolism) when on blood thinner (lifelong treatment)? INR is stable. Thanks.

Are there any statistics on the risk of developing new blood clots (pulm. embolism) when on blood thinner (lifelong treatment)? INR is stable. Thanks.

Warfarin Failure: Warfarin Failure is the development of a new clot while on warfarin at a therapeutic dose: 2-3 % of patients with previous unprovoked clot over 1-4 years on treatment with warfarin , 17 % of patients who had a clot due to cancer over 6 months on treatment with warfarin 11 % of patients with clot due to lupus anticoagulant and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. ...Read more

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Should you take levitra (vardenafil) with blood thinners and blood pressure medicine?

Should you take levitra (vardenafil) with blood thinners and blood pressure medicine?

Depends: There is no significant interaction with blood thinners. There are a few blood pressure medications that have interactions with Levitra (vardenafil) though. You should discuss with your doctor and review your medications before using levitra (vardenafil). ...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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How are blood coagulation and blood clotting different?

Same thing: Clotting and coagulation are used as synonims. A hematologist could beg to differ, but otherwise used as absolute synonims. ...Read more