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Lost within: INR / PT levels, Vitamin K, Coumadin, Labs: solution we found by Banu Turhan Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:06pm Ever since I came home from the hospital, I have been on a lot of medication1) Blood thinning drugs (Coumadin) 2) Blood pressure lowering drugs 3) Cholesterol lowering drugs 4) + My previous anti depressants Of course all of the above medications have interactions with one another. My anti depressant drugs raise my blood pressu ... Read on »
Lost within: INR / PT levels, Vitamin K, Coumadin, Labs: solution we found by Banu Turhan Posted Tue 13 Oct 2009 10:05pm Ever since I came home from the hospital, I have been on a lot of medication: 1) Blood thinning drugs (Coumadin) 2) Blood pressure lowering drugs 3) Cholesterol lowering drugs 4) + My previous anti depressants Of course all of the above medications have interactions with one another. My anti depressant drugs raise my ... Read on »
Home INR Testing For Atrial Fibrillation Patients Proven Effective by Mellanie H. Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Feb 2009 6:31pm A study by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs found that home anticoagulation monitoring of patients on warfarin (Coumadin) was as effective as testing at the hospital clinic. Thus, for those that can’t easily get to the hospital clinic, home INR (International Normalized Ratio) monitoring can be an effective and safe alternative. And M ... Read on »
Class I Medical Device Recall: Alere INRatio2 PT/INR Professional Test Strips - Results Disagree with the Confirmed PT/INR Refe by Health & Human Services Posted Thu 15 May 2014 12:00am The Alere lNRatio2 PT/INR Monitoring System (Professional Use) is used for quantitative determination of international normalized ratio (INR) in fresh, capillary whole blood to monitor the effect of warfarin on clotting time (prothrombin time)... Read on »
Home INR Testing For Atrial Fibrillation Patients Proven Effective by Mellanie H. Patient Expert Posted Thu 08 Jan 2009 10:59am 1 Comment A study by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs found that home anticoagulation monitoring of patients on warfarin (Coumadin) was as effective as testing at the hospital clinic.   Thus, for those that can’t easily get to the hospital clinic, home INR (International Normalized Ratio) monitoring can be an effective and safe alternative. An ... Read on »
Home testing with physician dire ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:20pm Home testing with physician direction on anti-coagulation management....BD The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today expanded Medicare coverage for home blood testing of prothrombin time (PT) International Normalized Ratio (INR) to include beneficiaries who are using the drug warfarin, an anticoagulant (blood thinner) medica ... Read on »
Teetering on the bleeding edge by Victoria Powell Posted Wed 01 Dec 2010 12:00am An anticoagulant is a substance that prevents coagulation; that is, it stops blood from clotting. A group of pharmaceuticals called anticoagulants can be used as a medication for thrombotic disorder.  The irony of the disasters that follow anticoagulant mishaps is that most of their use is prophylactic, to decrease the risk of clotting (postop ... Read on »
PE a commonly missed fatal disease by Yusuf Saleeby Medical DoctorFacebook Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm 1 Comment CTPA of patient with PE Pulmonary Embolism The patient's diagnosis was made based on the CT pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) of the chest, which revealed multiple thrombi extending into the lobar and segmental/ subsegmental branches of the right and left pulmonary arteries. Venous Doppler ultrasonography of both lower extremities was ... Read on »
Atrial Fibrillation & Stroke: Where's My Crystal Ball? by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 09 Apr 2012 3:00am In a normal heart with a normal conduction system, heart rate varies according to need, speeding up during stress & exercise while slowing down when at rest.  On the other hand, atrial fibrillation is a very common dysrhythmia whereby the heart beats to various drummers, speeding up & slowing down at will w/o any rhyme or reason.  If'that was ... Read on »
Warfarin (Part 1) by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted Fri 10 Jul 2009 10:47pm This post is specially designed for those taking warfarin (well, this is going to be very text book material). First, why your doctor prescribed you warfarin? You need to take warfarin when you have a medical condition which need an anticoagulant to reduce clotting, thrombosis and embolism (abnormal formation and migra ... Read on »