Study Highlights the Risk of Bleeding With the Use of Blood Thinners During Surgery

May 28, 2013 5:48 PM

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Blood thinners are anticoagulants that reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack and blockages in the arteries and veins. A new guideline provided by the American Academy of Neurology helps millions of heart patients who take blood thinners in deciding whether or not these thinners should be taken during surgery or other medical procedures.

People who have suffered a stroke often take blood thinners such as aspirin or warfarin in order to prevent its occurrence. These prevent the formation of blood clots that cause stroke; however, at the same time, they cause damage to the person's health. Many are not aware that these drugs increase ...

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