Mount Sinai School of Medicine Focus on Healthy Aging

Volume 20   •   Number 6   •   June 2017


Blood Thinners: Balancing the Benefits and Risks

So-called “blood thinners” (anticoagulant drugs) can help prevent dangerous blood clots in people with the abnormal heart rhythm atrial fibrillation (AFib), in which the atria (the upper chambers of the heart) beat irregularly and ineffectively. “This causes blood to pool in the atria,” says Jonathan Halperin, MD, director of clinical cardiology services at Mount Sinai’s…


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Editor-in-Chief
Rosanne M. Leipzig, MD, PhD
Gerald and May Ellen Ritter
Professor and Vice Chair
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Editor
Kate Brophy
Editorial Advisory Board
Judith Neugroschl, MD
Psychiatry

Samuel E. Gandy, MD
Neurology

Bruce Darrow, MD, PhD
Cardiology and Aging

David C. Thomas, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Judith L.Belzer, PharmD
Geriatric Pharmacology

Patricia Bloom. MD
Complementary Medicine

Shiela Barton, LCSW
Social Work

Fran C. Grossman, RD, MS, CDE, CDN
Nutrition

Helen Fernandez, MD, MPH
Evidence-Based Medicine
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