Which medications in the drug class Anticoagulants, Cardiovascular are used in the treatment of Dilated Cardiomyopathy?

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: Vinh Q Nguyen, MD; Chief Editor: Gyanendra K Sharma, MD, FACC, FASE  more...
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Anticoagulants, Cardiovascular

The use of anticoagulants is restricted to patients in atrial fibrillation, with artificial valves, and with known mural thrombus. Some data support their use in patients with low ejection fractions.

Warfarin (Coumadin)

Warfarin interferes with the hepatic synthesis of vitamin K–dependent coagulation factors. Tailor the dose to maintain the International Normalized Ratio (INR) in the range of 2-3.


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