Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Coronary Chest Pain Blood Thinners

If a clot forms in a diseased coronary artery, oxygen no longer flows to the part of the heart muscle that is supplied by the artery. The lack of oxygen causes angina and leads to a heart attack. Blood thinners play an important role in the treatment of angina and heart attack. They reduce the risk for the formation of a clot in the narrowed coronary artery by interrupting the clotting process.

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Last Updated: Dec 6, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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