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Anticoagulation Clinic

Anticoagulation Clinic

The Anticoagulation Clinic provides supportive services to patients requiring coumadin therapy. Coumadin (generic-Warfarin) is one of the most commonly prescribed anticoagulant medications. Coumadin is used to offer protection from the development of a blood clot and protects against heart attack and stroke. Coumadin is often used for patients who suffer from clotting disorders, patients who have undergone heart valve surgery or other complicated surgical procedures, or patients who suffer from an irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation.



Services

  • In-depth, one-on-one, education by a cardiac registered nurse
  • Finger stick INR testing to measure the effects of coumadin, eliminating the need for blood drawn from the vein
  • Proper dosage adjustment and recommendations based on blood work results
  • Ongoing educational services and close follow-up