You may need to take anticoagulation medication to help prevent excess blood clotting. Coumadin (Warfarin) is commonly prescribed and requires close monitoring. Illnesses, many medications and some foods influence coumadin’s effect on blood clotting. Regular blood testing and dose adjustments are necessary to avoid bleeding while still preventing undesired clotting. Some patients need frequent medication adjustments — that’s where the expertise of the Anticoagulation Service comes in.
To learn more about our Anticoagulation Service, talk to your primary care provider or call us.