Anticoagulation management is a form of drug therapy used to inhibit the natural formation of blood clots in the body. Drugs are administered orally or via injection to prevent the body from forming clots that could put a patient’s health at risk. Examples include patients who have had a mechanical heart valve replacement or who have an atrial fibrillation. Anticoagulation management therapy may also be used to prevent existing blood clots from worsening.
Did you know…
that anticoagulation medications are often referred to as ‘blood thinners?’ However, this therapy does not make blood thinner, but rather prevents it from clotting. Due to the nature of anticoagulation medications, patients on this type of therapy must be carefully monitored by a physician to prevent complications and ensure stability.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need Winter Garden anticoagulation management?
Only your physician can tell you if anticoagulation therapy is right for you. However, you may be a candidate if you suffer from deep vein thrombosis, atrial fibrillation, or are otherwise at risk for health complications caused by blood clotting.
What should I expect during Winter Garden anticoagulation therapy?
Your doctor will determine whether oral or injectable anticoagulants are right for you and will establish a dosage designed to stabilize you blood. Be sure to tell your anticoagulation therapy physician if you are taking any medications, as some are known to conflict with anticoagulants. Your dosage will be monitored on an ongoing basis to minimize your risks and facilitate effective treatment.
Will I need to follow any special instructions while under Winter Garden anticoagulation management?
Yes. Although anticoagulation therapy is highly beneficial for many patients, it can also pose certain risks. These medications can make you more susceptible to bruising and bleeding – even from the smallest of cuts. For your safety, you may be advised to avoid participating in certain activities that could put you at risk for complications.