Why is Anticoagulation Therapy Important?
When you are cut or injured, the blood on your
wound clots, or coagulates, to prevent excessive
bleeding. This is a normal, necessary function.
However, for people with certain illnesses, a blood
clot may form within blood vessels. If the clot
breaks loose and travels to the lungs or brain, it
could lead to serious medical problems.
Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulation
medication, or “blood thinner,” that prevents
harmful clots from forming or moving. Too much
anticoagulation can lead to bleeding that will not
stop, so it is essential that your anticoagulation
therapy is monitored to make sure the medication
you are taking is having the appropriate effect.
The amount of Coumadin (warfarin) that you take
needs to be adjusted from time to time.
At the Anticoagulation Clinic we monitor your
therapy closely to help prevent problems with
your blood coagulation.