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.
- Ticlopidine (Ticlid)
- Dipyridamole (Persantine)
- Glycoprotein IIB/IIIA receptor antagonist medications
- Low molecular weight heparin:
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