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Next Avenue: Which Blood Thinner is Right For You?

For decades, doctors would prescribe Coumadin (warfarin), an anticoagulant also called a blood thinner, for those at high risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Everyone knew the drawbacks: constant blood tests, cutting out spinach and other leafy green veggies and maybe some bruising. Since Coumadin activates in the liver, those with compromised livers may not be candidates for the drug. Read here.

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Last updated: February 21, 2017