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Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet agents are medicines that interfere with the blood’s ability to clot in an artery, vein or the heart. Doctors use them to help patients prevent strokes caused by a blood clot.
Anticoagulants or (blood thinners) are medicines that delay the clotting of blood. Two examples are Heparin and Warfarin brand name (Coumadin). Anticoagulants make it harder for clots to form or keep existing clots from enlarging in your heart, veins, or arteries. Treatment should be supervised, and it should last as long as necessary.
Antiplatelet medicines keep blood clots from forming by preventing blood platelets from sticking together. They’re used as part of a treatment for patients with atherosclerosis or with increased clotting tendencies. Atherosclerosis is the process by which deposits of cholesterol form along inner walls of blood vessels, creating the conditions for blood clots to form.
You must use aspirin just as your doctor tells you, and not in your own way.
There’s good news for people who have had a heart attack. The worst is over, and soon you can do most of the things you used to do!
Now is a good tome to make healthy changes in your lifestyle. Heart disease can get worse unless you take steps to get your heart in good shape.
After a heart attack, it’s common to worry a lot. Getting better and feeling good about yourself will take time. It helps to do as your doctor says and to learn about keeping your heart healthy. You have many active years left to enjoy.
Most patients say they have had bad feelings after a heart attack. These are normal and easy to understand. It’s a good idea to talk to someone about your feelings—don’t keep them inside In time, these bad feelings should go away.
People who are close to you will also feel your heart attack. Instead of keeping bad feelings in, you should all talk about them.
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