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Should patients with blocked arteries be given a blood thinner after carotid surgery?

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Dr. Sabatino Bianco
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If there is stanosis after surgery and it is not at a critical point, it is very important to take blood thinners.

In brief: Yes

If there is stanosis after surgery and it is not at a critical point, it is very important to take blood thinners.
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Dr. Sabatino Bianco
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Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Depends

Most patients do not need a anticoagulant but most should be placed on an antiplatetet agent like Aspirin or plavix (clopidogrel).

In brief: Depends

Most patients do not need a anticoagulant but most should be placed on an antiplatetet agent like Aspirin or plavix (clopidogrel).
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Dr. Steven Busuttil
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