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Heart disease medications include both anti-clotting medications, which are used to break up blood clots at any stage of heart disease, as well as other medications, such as nitrates, beta-blockers, CCBs, ACE inhibitors, statins and other lipid-lowering drugs. Anti-clotting drugs are categorized as antiplatelets or anticoagulants. Aspirin is the most common anti-clotting drug, and nearly everyone with heart disease or at-risk for heart disease is recommended to take a low-dose aspirin daily.

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Millions of Americans have had a stent placed in an artery in the heart or suffer from acute coronary syndrome such as unstable angina or a heart attack.  Most of these patients take a blood thinner to help prevent potentially dangerous clotting within the stent or arteries.   The most commonly used blood thinner is Plavix…

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