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Heart Health

10 June 2010

Warfarin Safe During Heart Device Surgery: Study

Continuing to give the drug may even be beneficial, researchers say

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Patients who stopped receiving warfarin and had no bridging therapy during surgery had a higher risk of transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) than those who continued receiving warfarin during surgery. TIAs are often referred to as mini strokes.

 

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