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Prevent Blood Clots

…to the brain. * Atrial fibrillation (AF), where atria fail to contract; blood forms pools and becomes sluggish. * Had an extensive heart attack (scar tissue weakens heart muscle tissue, which in turn weakens contraction of the left ventricle, possibly allowing blood to stagnate and clot). * Like any drug…

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Common Side Effects of Beta Blockers

…flow is reduced. Research shows that taking beta blockers following a heart attack protects against arrhythmias that can develop as a result of scar tissue in the heart muscle, and thus reduces risk of subsequent cardiac events and sudden cardiac death. Most Commonly Prescribed Beta Blockers * Inderal…

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The Most Common Blood Thinners

…thinners like Coumadin can protect you from a stroke if you have mechanical heart valves, atrial fibrillation or had an extensive heart attack (scar tissue weakens contraction of the left ventricle, which may allow blood to stagnate and clot). Blood thinners are also prescribed for atrial fibrillation…

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What to Do After a Heart Attack

…its energy to healing. As it builds scar tissue, the energy left for physical exertion is diminished at first, but does recover gradually over time. The heart needs a full three months to truly heal after a heart attack, filling in and strengthening scar tissue in the area where the cells died—and…

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