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How do blood thinners affect my risk for aneurysms?

Dr. David W. Drucker, MD
Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

They really don't. We do aneurysm surgeries on people who are on all different types of blood thinners. I think that when you're on strong blood thinners like Coumadin, your doctor wants to make sure they’re doing everything for your aneurysm to prevent it from rupturing.

Once you have surgery or a stent put in, you can actually be on any of those blood thinners without a problem, because theoretically, the problem has been corrected.

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