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Anti-Coagulant Medicine (Factor Xa Inhibitor) – apixaban (Eliquis®) (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

Apixaban (say ‘ah-pix-ah-ban’) is a medicine used to thin the blood so blood clots will not form. It is called a ‘blood thinner’ or ‘anti-coagulant’ (meaning to stop blood from coagulating or clotting). Given to people who have an irregular heart beat (atrial fibrillation), a blood clot in the leg or arm (deep vein thrombosis), a blood clot in the lung(s) (pulmonary emboli), or to prevent blood clots from forming after surgery (post-operative venous thromboprophylaxis). (English) Colour

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Anti-Coagulant Medicine (Direct Thrombin Inhibitor) - dabigatran (Pradaxa®) (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

Dabigatran (say ‘dah-big-ah-tran’) is a medicine used to thin the blood so blood clots will not form. It is called a ‘blood thinner’ or ‘anti-coagulant’ (meaning to stop blood from coagulating or clotting). Given to people who have an irregular heart beat (atrial fibrillation), a blood clot in the leg or arm (deep vein thrombosis), a blood clot in the lung(s) (pulmonary emboli), or to prevent blood clots from forming after surgery (post-operative venous thromboprophylaxis). (English) Colour

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Anti-Coagulant Medicine (Factor Xa Inhibitor) – rivaroxaban (Xarelto®) (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

Rivaroxaban (say ‘ree-va-rox-ah-ban’) is a medicine used to thin the blood so blood clots will not form. It is called a ‘blood thinner’ or ‘anti-coagulant’ (meaning to stop blood from coagulating or clotting). Given to people who have an irregular heart beat (atrial fibrillation), a blood clot in the leg or arm (deep vein thrombosis), a blood clot in the lung(s) (pulmonary emboli), or to prevent blood clots from forming after surgery (post-operative venous thromboprophylaxis). (English) Colour

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Quick Guide: After a Mitral Valve Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair (TEER) (Royal Columbian Hospital) [English] Permalink Public

Instructions for people who have had a Mitral Valve Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair with a MitraClip© at Royal Columbian Hospital. It includes information on follow-up appointments, recovery at home, and when to get medical help. (English) Colour

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