anticoagulant medication


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Noun1.anticoagulant medication - medicine that prevents or retards the clotting of bloodanticoagulant medication - medicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood
dicoumarol, dicumarol - an anticoagulant drug that has now been largely replaced by warfarin
heparin, Lipo-Hepin, Liquaemin - a polysaccharide produced in basophils (especially in the lung and liver) and that inhibits the activity of thrombin in coagulation of the blood; it (trade names Lipo-Hepin and Liquaemin) is used as an anticoagulant in the treatment of thrombosis and in heart surgery
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Coumadin, warfarin - an anticoagulant (trade name Coumadin) use to prevent and treat a thrombus or embolus
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Med ePad, based at Runcorn's The Heath Business and Technical Park, is working on a system that will allow patients who are taking anticoagulant medication to enter their results onto a smart phone or tablet which links to the main database at the clinic.
Likewise, the chance of developing a chronic SDH is significantly higher among those on anticoagulant medication, such as Coumadin (warfarin), commonly prescribed to prevent heart attacks, strokes and blood clots, especially for older adults.
Patients with high prestroke disability scores (modified Rankin Scale score > 2) were excluded, as were those who were taking another antiplatelet or anticoagulant medication concurrently with aspirin on hospital admission.
We questioned the patient about the use of anticoagulant medications, which may be a leading factor in epidural hematoma development, but we learned that he had stopped taking any anticoagulant medication one month before the date of vertebral fracture and the occurrence of paraplegia.
If you have had a stroke or major surgery in the last three months, a previous DVT or have cancer, then anticoagulant medication may also be necessary.
Data from the landmark HORIZONS-AMI clinical trial demonstrated that the administration of the anticoagulant medication bivalirudin enhanced survival compared to the use of heparin plus a glycoprotein (GP) IIb/IIIa inhibitor in heart attack patients undergoing angioplasty after 3 years.
New anticoagulant medication that does not require INR moniroring is available; however, most residents continue to be anticoagulated with warfarin while monitoring INRs.
Most people do fine with anticoagulant medication and go off the drug(s) within three to six months.
Kaufman further opined that the tests performed at Mercy Medical Center ruled out a cardiac source of emboli as the cause of the patient's stroke as well as the lack of atrial fibrillation, and that therefore, there was no indication to prescribe anticoagulant medication.
Treatment is typically with anticoagulant medication, including heparin and warfarin.

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