Mitral Annular Calcification Medication

Updated: Mar 06, 2017
  • Author: Saurabh Sharma, MD; Chief Editor: David J Maron, MD, FACC, FAHA  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

The eighth edition of the American College of Chest Physicians guidelines recommends antithrombotic therapy with aspirin (50-100 mg/day). [93] These guidelines also state that warfarin therapy (target international normalized ratio, 2.5; range, 2-3) may be considered under certain circumstances for long-term stroke prevention. [93] Start with caution, especially in elderly patients and those with hepatic impairment, poor nutrition, congestive failure, severe chronic kidney disease (CKD), or a high risk of bleeding. Treatment of associated cardiovascular conditions should be addressed as per respective guidelines.

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Antiplatelet agents

Class Summary

Antiplatelet agents inhibit platelet aggregation by blocking cyclooxygenase and subsequent aggregation.

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Anticoagulants

Class Summary

Anticoagulants reduce the synthesis of active clotting factors and have been reported to be beneficial.

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