Anticoagulant Therapy

Posted on November 11, 2010


Anticoagulant therapy, or blood thinning medication helps to slow the rate of blood clotting in elderly people. Many seniors suffer from deep vein thrombosis and atrial fibrillation. Sometimes blood in an elderly person’s heart can clot and this is especially serious when a senior has a heart valve replacement. The anticoagulant helps to prevent clotting.
Anticoagulant therapy can  prevent thrombophlebitis occurs when blood clots inside of a vein, which can cause a pulmonary embolism

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