Why Anticoagulants Are Used
Anticoagulants are a crucial part of cardiac care, and are often prescribed by cardiologists to those who have a serious heart condition. Anticoagulants are often called blood thinners, and significantly reduce the risk of developing dangerous blood clots in the heart or blood vessels.
Blood clots can be caused by heart arrhythmias, peripheral vascular disease, cardiovascular disease, and coronary artery disease. Heart doctors may also use anticoagulants to treat patients who suffer from congenital heart defects. If a blood clot forms in one of the chambers of the heart, it may travel to the brain and cause a stroke. If a blood clot forms in one of the heart’s arteries, it could cause a heart attack or congestive heart failure.
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