The problem with atrial fibrillation is that an irregular heartbeat can lead to a situation where clots can damage the brain and result in stroke.
A report says there are three things that can lead to better outcomes…
One of the most unpredictable drugs that we prescribe as physicians is the blood thinner warfarin, well known as coumadin.
VTE prophylaxis is the medical term for preventing blood clots which often come as a result of surgery or prolonged bed rest.
When I tell my patients they have an irregular heartbeat I am often surprised by the fact that they say they knew that they had something wrong and could feel it but chose to ignore the problem. Don’t.
The American Association of Blood Banks is recommending physicians be more careful about blood transfusions.
A venous thromboembolism can be a major medical problem during a hospital stay but it can often be prevented from happening in the first place.
Monitoring blood thinners, such as Coumadin, has usually been done in a clinical setting but at-home monitoring systems – not unlike those used by diabetics to monitor blood sugar levels – may be safe and effective.