Warfarin has the potential to cause a heart attack

Blood-thinning medication can have life-threatening implications, including causing a heart attack, if used over a prolonged period, a new study has indicated.

The long-term use of medications, such as the popular Warfarin, can cause a depletion of Vitamin K leading to the calcification of vital organs. Vitamin K plays a larger role in the function of the body, including in the bones, the brain, arteries and other tissues and systems, than originally thought.

The results indicate doctors may need to be more forward in providing dietary advice to patients when prescribing anti blood-clotting drugs.

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