WHAT IS COUMADIN?
Coumadin is a medication that suppresses the body’s ability to form blood clots, by working as a blood thinner. For this reason, Coumadin management is an excellent choice of treatment for stroke prevention. Our patients can have their Coumadin Warfarin therapy monitored in our office with in-office Pro-Time/International Normalized Ratio (PT/INR) monitoring and immediate results.
Coumadin can also be used to treat blood clots in the legs and to prevent pulmonary emboli, which are blood clots that travel to the lungs.
Each visit includes:
- Finger stick PT/INR blood testing with results in 30 seconds
- Written dose instructions
All RN notes and INR results are entered into a database that can generate patient and physician reports that include:
- Indication for anticoagulation therapy
- INR therapeutic goal
- INR graph
- Past and current Coumadin dose