Anticoagulation

Anticoagulation treatments hold a vital role in patient care for those patients taking warfarin for atrial fibrillation or venous thromboembolism. Even with the onset of newer direct-acting oral anticoagulants, it is still a necessity for those patients to monitor their INR. Pharmacists are on-hand to do a simple blood test and adjust the Warfarin dosage if necessary; all in one easy appointment. The anticoagulation center offers an area where patients can be monitored closely by pharmacists to ensure that they are taking the correct doses of medications in order to decrease the risk of stroke. Close monitoring of lab values and the adjustment of medications based on these lab values is how this care helps patients reduce their risk of stroke.