Warfarin Overview

Warfarin (name brands include: Coumadin, Jantoven, Lawarin, Marevan, Waran, and Warfant) is an anticoagulant prescribed to patients needing to reduce and prevent blood clot form...

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Blood Clots

Blood clots are clumps of blood that have changed from a liquid to a solid state. Blood clotting (also known as coagulation) is an important bodily function that prevents people...

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Pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary Embolism

A Pulmonary Embolism (PE) is the blockage of an important blood vessel or artery in the lung caused by a blood clot. Often these clots are not lethal but can have negative side ...

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Factor v leiden

Factor V Leiden

Factor V Leiden is a genetic condition that increases the risk of blood clots. Learn about the risks, symptoms, and treatment of this condition.

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Warfarin therapy management

Warfarin Therapy Management

Clotting of the blood is essential to prevent excessive bleeding whenever a small cut or abrasion occurs. However, when blood clots form inside the body they can cause serious h...

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Compression stockings

Compression Stockings

Compression stockings, or compression socks, are specially designed pieces of clothing that provide pressure on the legs (usually the lower leg) to reduce the likelihood of bloo...

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Blood clot leg

Blood Clot in Leg (DVT/Deep Vein Thrombosis) Symptoms, Tests, Diagnosis and Treatment

In this article, we'll explain to you in plain english the signs and symptoms you may face when you have a blood clot in your leg (dvt/deep vein thrombosis), what tests doctors ...

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Congenital heart defects

Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital heart defects (CHDs) affect how blood is pumped throughout the heart and the body. While some CHDs lead to a small hole in the heart, some of them cause a part of hea...

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Antithrombin iii deficiency

Antithrombin III Deficiency

Antithrombin III deficiency (also known as ATIII deficiency and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome) is a type of clotting disorder in which blood gets abnormally clotted in bloo...

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