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Old 03-27-2014, 09:33 AM   #17
Janet Rosen
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Re: Blood Thinners (Coumadin, etc)

Derek Duval wrote: View Post
Blood thinners can be used to reduce people from a hypercoagulable state (more likely to clot) to a normal one, but most often they are used in people who have a reason why a normal clot would be a problem such as following vascular surgery, heart valve replacement, etc. In these patients, the therapeutic goal is to make them less likely to clot.
Yep. Same drug, different therapeutic goals > different blood level sought and maintained > different risk levels.

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