Aspirin Therapy

Baby Aspirin and Statin Therapy

…treat plaque instability at the same time—baby aspirin and statin therapy. And, as much as I strongly disagree with the use of statin therapy for treating isolated high LDL cholesterol levels when heart disease is not apparent, I endorse statin therapy in situations where direct measures need to be taken…

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Should You Take Blood-Thinning Drugs?

…is your best therapy—mandatory even—to prevent blood clots if you have mechanical heart valves. Studies show that it’s more effective than aspirin with other anti-platelet drugs. It should also be your first choice if you’ve suffered an embolic stroke. * As I mentioned earlier, Coumadin has…

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The Most Common Blood Thinners

…vitamin E to 400 IU per day, and avoid taking aspirin or Ginkgo biloba. While I tend to recommend natural treatments over medications, there are a few instances when you simply need the prescription. When it comes to blood thinners, Coumadin is the best therapy to help prevent blood clots if you have mechanical…

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The Truth About Green Tea Supplements

…would have never gotten the same amount of press. But the reality is that many pharmaceutical track records are many times more alarming. Consider aspirin, which is perceived as a very safe drug—what you don’t hear is that it causes 19,000 deaths a year due to gastrointestinal bleeding. Or, take acetaminophen…

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