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Important Reminders about Blood Thinners

Posted by Chung Yoon, M.D. on Jan 6, 2018 8:46:00 AM

If you’ve recently had a heart attack or stroke, or have been diagnosed with a cardiovascular issue, there’s a good chance your doctor prescribed a blood thinner. Blood thinners do exactly as their name suggests. By acting as an anticoagulant, they thin the blood and help it flow more smoothly through your veins and organs, helping to prevent clotting that can put you at increased risk for a heart attack or stroke. While blood thinners are an important part of your treatment plan, there are things you need to keep in mind when taking them.

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Topics: blood thinner, blood thinner risks, blood thinner benefits

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