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Anticoagulants, also known as blood-thinners (Warfarin, Coumadin® or Jantoven®), slow blood clotting and prevent complications like blood clots forming on artificial valves, valve obstruction and blood clots traveling to the brain and causing stroke.

Anticoagulation clinics are established to monitor and manage the medication(s) you take to prevent clots. The clinic will check your blood test and adjust your medication(s).




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Source: American Heart Association

First published: 08/02/2013
Last updated: 08/02/2013

Reviewed by: Francis Truitt, MD, Allina Health clinics