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Questions (and Answers) About Blood Thinners and Defibrillators

Questions (and Answers) About Blood Thinners and Defibrillators

Q: What can you tell me about dabigatran, a new blood thinner that is in the news? A: Unlike warfarin, a blood thinner used for decades that is regulated by blood tests, the experimental drug dabigatran prevents blood clots with a fixed dose that is taken twice daily. The FDA approval of dabigatran, the first […] ... More
Husband’s Life Saved by Defibrillator

Husband’s Life Saved by Defibrillator

Dear Dr. SerVaas, In August 2008, my husband, Frank, and I arrived at the Seattle Airport after a 10-hour flight from Europe. We had just picked up our bags when Frank’s eyes suddenly opened wide. As he started to fall over the luggage rack, I cried out for help. Almost immediately, two men lowered him […] ... More