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An anticoagulant, also described as a "blood thinner," is a type of medication that decreases the ability of the blood to clot. These also prevent small clots from getting largers. Examples of anticoagulants include warfarin, heparin, Arixtra, Xarelto, Eliquis, Savaysa, and Pradaxa.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.