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What medication is used after having suffered a coronary thrombosis?
Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin)
Always prescribed unless the patient is intolerant to it. Has a mild blood-thinning effect and may prevent further coronary events. The patient should take aspirin for the rest of his life. May be given clopidogrel as a substitute, if the patient is intolerant to aspirin.
Nitroglycerin (which dilates the arteries)
May be prescribed in pills, patches that stick to skin or spray for the treatment of episodes of chest pain. The long-term oral nitrate can reduce attacks of angina pectoris, and is useful to decrease the duration of these attacks. Read the rest of this entry »
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What is a coronary thrombosis?
The heart is surrounded by three major coronary arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the heart muscle. If you develop a blood clot in one of these arteries is interrupted blood supply to areas of the heart muscle. This is a coronary thrombosis.
Usually produces an intense pain in the chest behind the sternum (breastbone), which often extends to the left arm. The area of muscle that is not enough supply stops working properly, if not quickly dissolve the blood clot, for example, a drug that dissolves the clot (thrombolysis). Read the rest of this entry »