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If you ate on coumadin, (warfarin) and having a heart attack, can you take aspirin?

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Dr. Frank Mayo
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Yes

Platelet agents like Aspirin are indicated as initial therapy for a possible heart attack.

In brief: Yes

Platelet agents like Aspirin are indicated as initial therapy for a possible heart attack.
Dr. Frank Mayo
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Dr. Eric Lehr
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Proabably

Aspirin is a standard medication in the treatment of heart attacks.
Aspirin prevents platelets from clumping together and blocking blood flow in the coronary arteries where the blockage occurred. Coumadin (warfarin) prevents blood from clotting, but does not affect platelets. Therefore, Aspirin is generally given to heart attack patients even if they are on coumadin (warfarin).

In brief: Proabably

Aspirin is a standard medication in the treatment of heart attacks.
Aspirin prevents platelets from clumping together and blocking blood flow in the coronary arteries where the blockage occurred. Coumadin (warfarin) prevents blood from clotting, but does not affect platelets. Therefore, Aspirin is generally given to heart attack patients even if they are on coumadin (warfarin).
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