Anticoagulants for Heart Attack and Unstable Angina
What To Think About
Anticoagulants might be used after a person goes home from the hospital after a heart attack. These medicines can lower the risk of another heart attack, and they can lower the risk of stroke. For this long-term use, another type of anticoagulant, such as warfarin, is typically used.
When you take anticoagulants at home, you need to take extra steps to avoid bleeding problems. If you take warfarin, see:
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: April 29, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology