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Aspirin versus warfarin versus pradax.....What's the difference for the use in a fib?

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Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cost vs safety

In patient with atrial fibrillation there is an increase risk of atrial clot formation.
These clots can travel to the brain and lungs resulting in stroke and pulmonary embolism, both possibly life threatening. Pradaxa and warfarin both reduce this risk directly. Pradaxa is newer, may be safer, easier to manage and much more expensive. Aspirin is less effective.

In brief: Cost vs safety

In patient with atrial fibrillation there is an increase risk of atrial clot formation.
These clots can travel to the brain and lungs resulting in stroke and pulmonary embolism, both possibly life threatening. Pradaxa and warfarin both reduce this risk directly. Pradaxa is newer, may be safer, easier to manage and much more expensive. Aspirin is less effective.
Dr. Martin Linder
Dr. Martin Linder
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Agree with Dr. L

The choice of medication should be made in consultation with your doctor who your health issues better.
Wish you good health.

In brief: Agree with Dr. L

The choice of medication should be made in consultation with your doctor who your health issues better.
Wish you good health.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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