Jessica Brown, 37, was taking the blood thinner Xarelto to help prevent strokes caused by her irregular heart rhythm abnormality known as atrial fibrillation, when she said she began suffering terrifying blood loss during her menstrual cycle. She became so weak that she couldn’t walk. She was rushed to the emergency department where she was promptly treated with a two-pint blood transfusion. “I could have bled to death,” Brown says. “Thank God it was just my period and it wasn’t a head injury or something.” Xarelto is a newer blood thinner that hit the market in 2011 as a more ... Read More
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