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An antithrombotic agent is a drug that reduces thrombus formation.[1][2] They can be used therapeutically for primary prevention, secondary prevention, or treatment of an acute thrombus. In the U.S., the American College of Chest Physicians publish clinical guidelines for clinicians the use of these drugs to treat and prevent a variety of diseases.


Different antithrombotics affect different blood clotting processes:

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