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Anticoagulants—more widely known as “blood thinners”—are used in patients with cardiovascular disease. Blood thinners don’t actually thin the blood; they interfere with the ability of a protein called fibrinogen that causes blood to clot. This makes them useful for preventing blood clots from forming in the arteries or veins, where they could cause a heart attack or stroke or blood clots in the legs or lungs.

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