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What are some names of blood thinners?

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Warfarin, aspirin and clopidogrel bisulfate are the three most popular blood thinning medications, according to Dr. Stephen Sinatra's Heart MD Institute. Prescribed to prevent blood clots and stroke, blood thinning medications prevent or treat coagulation of the blood.

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Blood thinners are commonly prescribed following major surgery, such as a hip or knee replacement, as a preventative measure against embolism, according to Dr. Stephen Sinatra's Heart MD Institute. Blood thinners are also used by people who have had a stroke or are at high risk for stroke, and they are used by those who have atrial fibrillation or deep vein thrombosis.

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