Stop calling them blood thinners

Here’s what all those coagulation-affecting medications should be called

Significant advances in cardiovascular disease management have been made in the past two decades due to an ever-increasing number of drugs that affect the human blood coagulation system.

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It might be handy to call them 'blood thinners', but it’s misleading for the patient.

For convenience, some practitioners lump these mediations all together and call them “blood thinners” even though none of them have any effect at all on