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Should I try a new blood thinner?

Ask the doctor Q. Iíve been taking the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin) for a few years. I know there are new kinds of blood thinners, but Iíve heard they have downsides. Should I stick with warfarin? A. Hereís what you need to know. Some medical conditions lead to blood clots. The most common one is the irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation. About 20% of all strokes are caused by…

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