Apr. 30, 2013 PXE News

April 30, 2013
Use of Warfarin Accelerates Mineralization in PXE Knockout Mice
Warfarin, a commonly prescribed blood thinner, is known to cause calcification of arteries and heart valves in people who take it.  Warfarin has also been shown to cause vascular calcification in experiments on rats.  Researchers hypothesized that individuals with PXE, who experience ectopic (abnormal) mineralization, might be at risk of increased mineralization while taking warfarin. 

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