Anyone who has disorders of blood circulation, frequently puts on a blood-thinning medication. In theory, circulatory diseases, heart can heart attacks and prevent strokes. In practice, these drugs do not thin the blood but even. For this you will have a different effect.
Who is a "Blutverdünner" takes, may assume that the medication to thin his blood. But he’s wrong. For blood thinning, also anticoagulant drugs, have not the task to dilute the blood or to improve its flow properties.
Blood thinners prevent blood platelet adhesion and blood clot
Instead, they are designed to prevent blood platelets (thrombocytes) plug stick together, and in the worst case, blood vessels. Too many of the blood to accumulate in platelets, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Therefore, anticoagulants do not thin the blood, but either inhibit individual coagulation factors, or cause the blood platelet is not so easy to clump together. If the individual components of the blood remain not easily adhere to each other, decreases the risk for blood clots and thus strokes, heart attacks or pulmonary embolisms.
Various types of coagulation inhibitors: ACE
There are different types of blood thinners. The most common acetyl salicylic acid (ASS) is certainly. It ensures that blood platelets clump together so easily. They come especially in the case of arterial calcification, for example in the case of a narrowing of the coronary vessels, a vessel closure prevent. But also of a heart attack or stroke patients ACE a often.
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