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A group of medications that thin the blood to prevent it from forming clots (which cause blockages in the blood vessels). The heart does not have to work as hard to pump thinner blood, but when people are on this type of medication they can bleed easily. Some common anticoagulant medications used in the United States are warfarin (Coumadin), heparin, and aspirin, but there are also other options your child’s cardiologist may choose.

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