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Is aspirin an alternative to warfarin? I have had 2 uedvts and i need anti coagulation for life.

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine

In brief: It's not

Aspirin, although, used for anticoagulation, is drastically different from warfarin.
It acts upon platelets preventing their aggregation, whereas warfarin acts upon clotting factors (proteins) in the liver, therefore being much stronger in its ability to thin blood. For DVT prophylaxis warfarin is indicated and Aspirin is not.

In brief: It's not

Aspirin, although, used for anticoagulation, is drastically different from warfarin.
It acts upon platelets preventing their aggregation, whereas warfarin acts upon clotting factors (proteins) in the liver, therefore being much stronger in its ability to thin blood. For DVT prophylaxis warfarin is indicated and Aspirin is not.
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