Anticoagulation Treatment


What is it?

When a patient receives anticoagulation therapy, they are taking blood thinners to prevent their blood from clotting. When a patient has a blood clot and begins taking these medications, the blood clot should stop growing. 
How to Prepare?

When preparing for anticoagulant therapy it is important to consult with the patient’s doctor to find out which drugs are best for the patient. It is important for the patient to explain any types of allergies they may have.

What Happens During the Process?

Many patients with heart defects take blood-thinners. These medications are used to prevent clotting. There are many different ways to take these medications. Patients can be given oral, intravenous, subcutaneous medications. Some oral medications include Aspirin, Clopidogrel, and Warfarin. They stop clotting by affecting the platelets in the blood. Intravenous medications work very quickly to thin the blood. Subcutaneous medications are placed underneath the skin and is absorbed after some time.



  • Excessive Bleeding
  • Diarrhea or Constipation
  • Indigestion
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Rash
  • Jaundice



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