Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Pulmonary Edema Blood Thinners

Congestive heart failure patients who regularly take anti-platelet agents such as aspirin, dipyridamole, and Plavix have better survival, and a reduced risk of death or hospital admission for heart failure.

More aggressive anticoagulation may need to be undertaken in those who are at risk for deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

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Last Updated: Dec 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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