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Q. If I have had open heart surgery, how long should I take warfarin?

Answered by
Dr. Sukhvinder Singh
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 18, 2014 and last reviewed on: Dec 14, 2018

Hi doctor,

If I have had an open heart surgery, how long should I take Warfarin for?

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

It depends upon the cause for which the surgery is being done, and what open heart surgery is being done.

And if you have any indication for long-term anticoagulation like atrial fibrillation (abnormal heartbeat).

I can provide you more insights only after knowing the complete details.

Revert back to a cardiologist online for further help --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist


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