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He Was on Blood Thinners and Supplements. Could He Still Have Had a Stroke?

The woman was surprised to find her 69-year-old partner still in bed after she got home from church. He was usually an early riser — up and dressed by 7:30 every morning, even after he retired, even after two strokes, even after a heart attack. He just needed a little more sleep, he mumbled when she tried to rouse him. But she was worried. He was slurring his words and his face didn’t look right — it seemed strangely lopsided.

She checked his blood pressure. It was high. He never wanted to go to the hospital — but, she told him, he had to. She helped him get dressed and into the car. His face and mouth drooped on one side. And he had to lean on her when he walked. She drove him to…

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 He Was on Blood Thinners and Supplements. Could He Still Have Had a Stroke?

Bailey, like most doctors, didn’t know much about supplements. And she didn’t know anything about turmeric, beyond the fact that it was a yellow spice sometimes used in curries. Could it have contributed in some way to his bleeding?

Anticoagulation UK

Anticoagulation UK is a patient focused organisation dedicated to the prevention of thrombosis (blood clots), raising awareness of the risk of blood clots


AGGRENOX is a prescription medication used to lower the risk of stroke in people who have had a "mini-stroke" (transient ischemic attack or TIA) or stroke due to a blood clot.


Aspirin is not appropriate for everyone, so be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen.


This site has been created to help you understand COUMADIN. We encourage you to learn all you can about taking COUMADIN and to use the tools we've provided to work with your doctor to manage your treatment.


ELIQUIS (apixaban) is a prescription medicine used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (AFib), a type of irregular heartbeat, not caused by a heart valve problem.


FRAGMIN Injection (dalteparin sodium injection) is a sterile, low molecular weight heparin. It is available in single-dose, prefilled syringes preassembled with a needle guard device, and multiple-dose vials.


Heparin is a widely used injectable anticoagulant (stops the formation of blood clots). The blood coagulation system is composed of various steps and heparin acts at multiple sites in this process. Heparin prevents blood clots by blocking the action of two of the 12 clot-promoting proteins in blood (factors X and II) whose action is necessary for blood to clot.


LOVENOX (enoxaparin sodium injection) is indicated for the prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis, which may lead to pulmonary embolism.


Plavix (clopidogrel) keeps the platelets in your blood from coagulating (clotting) to prevent unwanted blood clots that can occur with certain heart or blood vessel conditions.


PRADAXA is used to: •reduce risk of stroke and blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) not caused by a heart valve problem •treat blood clots in the veins of your legs (deep vein thrombosis, or DVT) or lungs (pulmonary embolism, or PE) and reduce the risk of them occurring again.


XARELTO® is a prescription anticoagulant, or blood-thinning medication, proven to: •reduce the risk of stroke in people with Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), an irregular heartbeat, not caused by a heart valve problem •treat and help prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), blood clots in deep veins (such as the legs) and in the lungs •reduce the risk of blood clots following hip or knee replacement surgery.

Anticoagulants are agents that prevent the formation of blood clots, by affecting blood coagulation factors. The mechanism of action of anticoagulation varies depending on the agent. They are used to treat thrombotic and thromboembolic disease such as stroke, myocardial infarction, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.


There are several uses for anticoagulant medicines, but they are most commonly prescribed for people who have had a condition caused by blood clots or who are at risk of developing one.


A number of anticoagulants are available including: warfarin, acenocoumarol, phenindione, dabigatran, apixaban and rivaroxaban. All come in various different brand names. Warfarin, acenocoumarol and phenindione are older types of anticoagulants and have been used for many years in the UK. Dabigatran, apixaban and rivaroxaban are newer types of anticoagulant.

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Compounds that do not allow blood to clot are called anticoagulants. These include drugs such as heparin and coumarin. Drugs that dissolve pre-formed clot including streptokinase are not referred to as anticoagulants. Anticoagulants are usually administered to patients with myocardial infarction, venous thrombosis, peripheral arterial emboli and pulmonary emboli. They have been used to prevent transient ischemic attacks and to reduce the risk of recurrent myocardial infarction.

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