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Reversing the Effects of the New Anti-Clotting Drugs

Though catastrophic bleeding from the novel oral anticoagulants is extremely rare, the availability of antidotes reassures health care providers, patients, and their families. It changes the psychology of prescribing and tilts the balance more strongly toward the novel agents. Harvard Health Blog –December 9, 2018\6 –Samuel Z. Goldhaber, MD The oral anticoagulant warfarin (Coumadin) became available for prescription in 1954. This anti-clotting drug commanded national attention when President Dwight Eisenhower received the drug as part of his treatment following a…

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Cleveland Clinic: The Big Six Heart Medications

The Big 6 Heart Medications Physicians today have an arsenal of medications they can prescribe to help their patients in the battle against heart disease. If you are a heart patient, you can expect to be taking one or more of these highly effective medications. As a heart patient, it’s important to understand what each medication does and how to use them safely, often in combination. When used appropriately and according to the proper prescription, these medications extend both quantity…

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