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I'm on coumadin, should I take an aspirin for a heart attack?

 Dr. Cathy Provins-Churbock, PhD
Critical Care Medicine
There are times when both coumadin and aspirin may be used together. However, you should not do this without the advisement of your cardiologist. The reason is that these two medications taken together can increase risk of bleeding.

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