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Old 01-14-2012
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Vascular Why not anticoagulant for atheroemboli

Hi all:

Can someone please explain in atheroemboli (Cholesterol embolization syndrome), why we cannot give anticoagulants?

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I think because it can worsen the effects - if you have large plaques that are partially ruptured, anticoagulants can inhibit healing over or induce more emboli to break off. Atheroembolic renal disease is what comes to mind, but I guess the same principle applies everywhere...
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