Iu Health Anticoagulation Center, Bloomington, IN

Iu Health Anticoagulation Center
451 SOUTH LANDMARK AVENUE
47403 Bloomington
Indiana
Phone:
812.353.3499
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Anticoagulation is the treatment and prevention of blood clots. The medications used are called anticoagulants. The common anticoagulant medication prescribed is warfarin, also know as coumadin. The medication requires close monitoring and continuing patient education to avoid over anticoagulation, which can result in bleeding and under anticoagulation, which can cause harmful blood clots.
The Indiana University Health Anticoagulation Center assists physicians in monitoring patients on anticoagulants and provides continuing education. What does the IU Health Anticoagulation Clinic offer? Immediate Protime/ INR test results using a finger-stick method. Adjustment of anticoagulant dosage, if needed.
Ongoing patient and family education about conditions and treatments to empower the patient and family to take a proactive role in their ongoing therapy. Consultation with an Nurse or Pharmacist specializing in anticoagulation therapy Reports to your physician.


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Anticoagulation may be prescribed by your physician if you are at risk of blood clots or have an existing blood clot. The reason for therapy is to prevent b blood clots from traveling to the lungs or the brain. Some common indications for anticoagulants are: Blood clots in the legs; medical term “deep vein thrombosis”; Blood clots in the lungs; medical term “pulmonary embolus”. Irregular heart beat; medical term “atrial fibrillation”. Artificial heart valves Heart problems determined by your physician to need treatment.
Studies have shown that some people with a heart condition called “atrial fibrillation” are at risk for stroke. Anticoagulation therapy can reduce these risks by 60% for men and 84% for women. We welcome patients at any stage of anticoagulation therapy. All patients receiving treatment from the clinic must have a physician’s referral.
Services are reimbursable by Medicare, Medicaid and other insurances. Medicare patients may have a small co-pay and other insurance recipients may have deductibles to meet. Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital will bill the provider, if supplied wth the necessary information and forms.
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Pharmacy, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Blood Clot, Anticoagulant, Anticoagulation Therapy, Irregular Heartbeat, Anticoagulant Medication, Artificial Heart Valves, Anticoagulation Center
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