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What should I know about antiplatelet agents?

Dr. Irving B. David, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Antiplatelet agents are not the best form of treatment when you have established clots. Sometimes they’re used to prevent clots when they haven’t formed. They are helpful for stopping clots from developing at sites of atherosclerosis or at treatment sites like stents. For the most part, in terms of deep vein thrombosis, they’re not overly helpful.

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