I have been very reluctantly taking warfarin for the past four years in connection with atrial fibrillation. In WDDTY vol 12 no 9, it states that a multicentre US trial has found that warfarin and aspirin perform equally well in
A new trial has shown that warfarin or warfarin plus aspirin are 20 to 30 per cent better than aspirin alone in preventing composite vascular events after myocardial infarction (MI).
About a year ago, I was diagnosed with a heart condition called atrial fibrillation and prescribed 40 mg of verapamil three times a day. The heart specialist tried cardioversion (a short procedure
Warfarin (Coumadin) is an anticoagulant, or blood-thinning agent, which works by inhibiting vitamin K-coagulation factors. Verapamil is a calcium-channel blocker and digoxin,
Using anticoagulants such as warfarin requires walking a tightrope between decreasing the blood’s ability to clot to prevent strokes without bringing on a haemorrhage somewhere in the body.
One reader urges caution about last week's suggestion to eat salicylate-rich fruits such as cherries as this may interact with the warfarin our reader was also taking.
* I had a stroke and was put on aspirin, simvastatin, Calcichew D and bendrofluazide. After reading all I could, I decided that my symptoms - blurred vision, leg cramps, fatigue and the need to pass far more urine than usual
A multicentre US trial has found that the anticoagulant drug warfarin and aspirin perform equally well in preventing recurrent ischaemic stroke.