Our Anticoagulation Clinic is here to help patients with certain high-risk conditions, such as heart disease, that take Coumadin (warfarin), a blood thinner that helps prevent blood clots that can cause deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarctions and strokes. This medication must be monitored carefully to ensure that the level in your bloodstream is not too high or too low. You must be referred by a physician.
The clinic, conveniently located in the hospital’s Outpatient Center to the right of the main entrance, offers a highly personalized approach that includes the following:
- Within a few days of receiving your physician’s referral, we’ll call you to set up an appointment.
- At your initial consultation, you’ll receive education and a treatment plan
- We’ll set up regularly scheduled appointments that involve a simple finger-stick blood test to monitor the level of Coumadin in your blood.
- Immediate results allow us to make any necessary adjustments to your medication dosage.
Studies have shown that success rates greatly improve in clinics like these, where a multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and registered nurses is certified in the management of the drug.
For more information, call 410-871-6157.