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Should You Take Aspirin If You Are on Blood Thinners? (Video)

Aspirin. It’s one of the oldest drugs in medicine. As it continues to be valuable, we also keep learning new things about aspirin. Recently, a lot of evidence suggests that if you don’t have heart disease, you probably should not take aspirin. If you do have heart disease, you probably should take aspirin.

4 Top Questions About Radiofrequency Ablation for Afib Answered

If medications you’re taking for atrial fibrillation (afib) aren’t working anymore, there is another option: radiofrequency ablation. In most patients, rapid electrical activity that starts in the pulmonary vein and spreads to the atrium of the heart triggers afib. Radiofrequency ablation is a procedure that applies electrical energy to the area around the pulmonary vein. … Read More

Aortic Valve Repair May Mean No More Blood Thinner for You

When aortic valve disease causes symptoms in adults, valve replacement surgery can fix the problem. But – even better – there’s a way to keep your valve and relieve your symptoms, too. A recent study looked at results from surgeries to repair valves instead of replacing them. The study found that valve repair produced excellent … Read More

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Choose Painkillers Carefully If You Take Coumadin

Strong warnings from a recent study should make you think carefully about what pills you pop for headaches or aches and pains if your doctor has you on a blood thinner (anticoagulant) such as warfarin also known as Coumadin. Taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or aspirin for pain relief when you are on anticoagulant therapy … Read More

What Everyone Should Know About Blood Clots

Just like a traffic jam on the highway, blood clots impede normal circulation in your body and can be dangerous. Here are some blood clot basics and information on steps you can take to help avoid the problem. Signs of a serious blood clot Thrombosis is a medical term for blood clot. Deep vein thrombosis … Read More