Anticoagulants for Heart Attack and Unstable Angina
Why It Is Used
Anticoagulants are given in the hospital during Reference unstable angina Opens New Window or a Reference heart attack Opens New Window, because they can prevent clots from becoming larger and blocking coronary arteries. They are often given with other anticlotting medicines to help prevent or reduce heart muscle damage.
|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