Think of Antiplatelets for Arterial Clots and Anticoagulants for Venous Clots

It can be tricky to know when to recommend an antiplatelet, an anticoagulant, or both.

What's the difference between antiplatelets and anticoagulants?

Generally think of antiplatelets...aspirin, clopidogrel, ticagrelor (Brilinta), etc...for clots in the arteries due to platelet aggregation.

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