Coumadin does not cause damage to your arteries. The typical causes are: Stroke (infarction) blocking a brain artery or if you have multiple "mini" strokes (TIA's) or regular strokes they are called multi-infarct dementia; the other way is narrowed or chronically damaged brain blood vessels. This narrowing or chronical damage is caused by wear and tear associated with aging; high blood pressure; hardening of the arteries; diabetes; lupus erythematosus; brain hemorrhage; and temporal arteritis. The way that these causes come about are: increased age, history of heart attack, strokes or mini strokes, Atherosclerosis, high cholesterol (elevated LDL), high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, and atrial fibrillation. Hope this helps.
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