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What does term anticoagulation mean?

What does term anticoagulation mean?

Prevents blood clots: Medications that prevent, or slow down the rate of forming blood clots. ...Read more

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What is the role of anticoagulation in stroke?

What is the role of anticoagulation in stroke?

Valuable: In strokes originating from blood clots arising in the heart, anticoagulation is the treatment of choice. But for most other non-hemorrhagic strokes, anti-platelet drugs are preferred. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in nephrotic syndrome, why are anticoagulation molecules preferentially lost?

Can you tell me in nephrotic syndrome, why are anticoagulation molecules preferentially lost?

Proteins: They are not preferentially lost. All serum proteins are lost. Anticoagulation molecules are proteins. They are lost. ...Read more

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What is warfarin, the anticoagulation therapy drug?

What is warfarin, the anticoagulation therapy drug?

Blood thinner: Bloid thinner that inhibits clotting by interfering with vitamin k. ...Read more

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Why are some clots difficult for the body to break down? Blood thinners are used to thin blood, which aids in the natural anticoagulation, correct?

Why are some clots difficult for the body to break down? Blood thinners are used to thin blood, which aids in the natural anticoagulation, correct?

An example may help: Heart-attacks are frequently caused by the rupture of a plaque in an artery in the heart. A clot forms over the injury but this also occludes the vessel that supplies part of the heart. The clotting system is responding properly to vessel damage and doesn't know that the clot is iinjurying the heart. Blood thinners can break up clots like this allowing blood to flow back to the heart. ...Read more

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Does etoh have any anticoagulation properties? I had asked this question earlier, which was answered very promptly, but did not directly answer the question. I am taking warfarin for a 1.5 CM pe in the right upper lobe. For a week, i stopped my warafrin

Does etoh have any anticoagulation properties? I had asked this question earlier, which was answered very promptly, but did not directly answer the question.  I am taking warfarin for a 1.5 CM pe in the right upper lobe.  For a week, i stopped my warafrin

Bad idea: Unless directed by your physician stopping your warfarin therapy for a pe is a bad idea. While alcohol (ethanol, or etoh) has anitiplatelet properties, it is not an approved treatment for pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis (dvt). Substituting alcohol for warfarin is a really, really bad idea. I suggest you have your inr checked and consult your physician asap. ...Read more

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Is anticoagulation effective in pregnancy? Wil it defenitely stop blood clotting?

Is anticoagulation effective in pregnancy? Wil it defenitely stop blood clotting?

Effective: Anticoagulation is effective however options are limited in pregnancy. Anticoagulation reduces risk of abnormal clotting in most, however does not eliminate the risk. ...Read more

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Can anticoagulation keep DVT away in pregnancy?

Can anticoagulation keep DVT away in pregnancy?

Helps: There is no 100% guarantee that anticoagulation will prevent DVT during pregnancy. There is no reason to be on anticoagulation unless you have had a prior dvt, are a high risk pregnancy or are hypercoagulable. Certainly the imput of your ob/gyn and either a vascular surgeon or vein specialist would be important.There are many routine things to do during pregnancy to prevent DVT such as supp hose. ...Read more