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What is anticoagulant?

Updated: 4/28/2022
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Anticoagulation refers to something which makes your blood thinner. If someone has blood that is over-coagulated they may be given medicine such as Warfarin to thin it.

Patients who have Heart disease, or have had or are at high risk of strokes, will be given medication to thin their blood.

That being said, thinning the blood is not quite the correct explanation. To anti-coagulate someone is to dampen the bodies ability to make clotting factors, so it will decrease platelet level also.

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Anticoagulation refers to something which makes your blood thinner. If someone has blood that is over-coagulated they may be given medicine such as Warfarin to thin it.

Patients who have Heart disease, or have had or are at high risk of strokes, will be given medication to thin their blood.

That being said, thinning the blood is not quite the correct explanation. To anti-coagulate someone is to dampen the bodies ability to make clotting factors, so it will decrease platelet level also.

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prevents blood from clotting

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