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Anticoagulation Clinic

Anticoagulant medication, more commonly called blood thinners, are used to treat and prevent blood clots that can block the blood vessels (arteries or veins). If you regularly take blood-thinning medications such as warfarin (Coumadin®) prescribed for a heart or vascular condition, your physician may refer you to the VMC Anticoagulation Clinic. Patients who are first starting anticoagulation therapy require frequent blood tests to determine the appropriate dosage of medication to reach the target range. Most patients need twice-weekly blood tests, but as the dose becomes more routine, these visits can be spaced further apart. However, as a patient on blood thinners, a powerful medication, you should continue working with your physician who is in charge of dosing the medication.