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People who suffer with Atrial Fibrillation ask this question very, very frequently. It is a common worry. Why? A couple reasons seem to pop up when you ask patients. First, people are afraid of the medication used to prevent strokes called warfarin. (The trade name and most commonly used medication is called Coumadin®.) Because Atrial Fibrillation can lead to stagnant blood flow, and the formation of blood clots within the upper priming chambers of the heart called the Atria, strokes can occur with Atrial Fibrillation. Due to this it is highly recommended by cardiologists that patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter be on an anticoagulant medication. Warfarin/Coumadin® is the medication that is usually prescribed. Warfarin is a chemical that keeps the blood from clotting properly. It works to block the effects of Vitamin K in the clotting mechanism of the body. In layman’s terms, warfarin thins the blood.&...
The heat wave across the nation is definitely being felt here in West Virginia. It’s a time of year I dread since I have to work outdoors a lot reporting the news. I try to stay cool in the air conditioning when I can and drink plenty of water. When it comes to eating though, I typically can’t eat in the heat. But, when I do cool off to have lunch or dinner, I crave salads. I love salads, which isn’t a good thing if you are like me, on Coumadin. Coumadin is an anticoagulant taken by millions of Americans to treat blood clots . These clots may be in the legs or lungs or may be associated with an irregular heartbeat (known as "atrial fibrillation") or heart-valve replacement. Coumadin also can be prescribed after a heart attack to reduce the risk of death, stroke , blood clots, and subsequent heart attacks . The effectiveness of Coumadin must be monitored by your doctor through blood tests. I go once a month. It’s called a PT Test, or prothrombin time. It measures the tendency of y...
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