• They are anticoagulants (reduce the effect of blood clotting). They don’t have any appreciable effect on the blood’s ability to store and transport oxygen. “Blood thinner” is a bit of a misnomer.

    The risk they (all of them) pose is the higher chance of serious complications of internal bleeding if you are injured (particularly head injury) when…[Read more]

  • I had DVT and was offered both (or heparin injections) and asked if there was any particular reason I should choose warfarin, and other than “rivaroxaban is newer” there wasn’t. The thing about there being no antidote in the event of serious bleeding (which was a risk) is no longer true, there now is one.

    I cannot see any disadvantage at all…[Read more]