Which medications in the drug class Anticoagulants, Hematologic are used in the treatment of Atherosclerotic Disease of the Carotid Artery?

Updated: Oct 04, 2018
  • Author: Jake F Hemingway, MD; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Anticoagulants, Hematologic

Anticoagulants are given to prevent an acute thrombotic or embolic event.

Warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven)

Warfarin interferes with hepatic synthesis of vitamin K–dependent coagulation factors. It is used for the prophylaxis and treatment of venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and thromboembolic disorders. Tailor the dose to maintain an international normalized ratio (INR) in the range of 2-3.


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