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 included patients on anticoagulant medication
and those who were catheterized before surgery or had a history of urinary retention.
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.
therapy is the most common approach for stroke prevention.
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.