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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Is Aspirin an effective alternative to Warfarin?

so you would not recommend taking Aspirin as replacement for warfarin if you have protein S deficiency, laden 5 factor? what is there besides warfarin, that s safe and are there any studies or labs working on other ways to combat the clots? Gene technology or maybe stem cells that can target the deficiency?
Fri, 1 Sep 2017
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Aspirin is not a effective alternative to warfarin, especially if you have Protein S deficiency/ Factor 5 Leiden. Alternativeto warfarin is Revaroxaban, which can be taken without monitoring PT/INR. Other option is to continue on Inj. Enoxaparin subcutaneously.
At present there is no gene therapy or stem cell therapy available to combat clots.
With regards,
Dr. Girish Kamat
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