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MAY

19

BLOOD THINNING MEDICATION'S PART 3: STATINS: WHAT ARE THEY AND HOW ARE THEY USED?

Over the past two weeks, I have described the blood thinning medications that vascular surgeons use to treat patients: Anticoagulants and antiplatelet medications.  This week, I want to spend time talking about another important medication that primary care physicians and vascular surgeons both agree helps to improve patient outcomes: Statins

Posted on 05/19/2022 at 07:05 PM

MAY

11

BLOOD THINNING MEDICATIONS PART 2: ANTIPLATELETS: PLAVIX AND ASPIRIN. WHAT ARE THEY AND HOW ARE THEY USED?

Last week South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute's Dr Ignatius Lau began a description of the medications that vascular surgeons use with a blog post on drugs used for anticoagulation.  This week, Dr Lau will walk us through a group of medications that also thins  the blood, albeit through a different mechanism.

Posted on 05/11/2022 at 11:05 PM

MAY

02

BLOOD THINNING MEDICATIONS PART 1: ANTICOAGULANTS: WHAT ARE THEY AND HOW ARE THEY USED?

Over the next few weeks, I want to discuss the medications that vascular surgeons may prescribe.  These medications include anticoagulants, antiplatelets, statins, and other miscellaneous agents.  This week I will discuss anticoagulants!

Posted on 05/02/2022 at 11:05 PM