Your diet affects how your medications work, especially for patients taking blood thinners such as Coumadin® (warfarin). It is important to know the drug-food interactions for any medicines and when to talk to your doctor.
Newer blood thinners may be easier to use than warfarin, but they’re not for everyone. Our experts explain how to weight the pros and cons with your physician.
Does everyone with AFib need anticoagulants? Find the answers to questions to that pique your curiosity in our series, The Short Answer. Cardiologist Mandeep Bhargava, MD, fields this one.
If you have an IVCF to protect you from dangerous blood clots, you shouldn’t have them left in longer than they’re needed.
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Having heart disease doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t get pregnant. Two Cleveland Clinic physicians discuss the risks.
If you’re on blood thinners, it may be best for you to avoid taking aspirin. Our expert explains why.
If medications you’re taking for atrial fibrillation (afib) aren’t working anymore, there is another option: radiofrequency ablation. In most patients, rapid electrical activity that starts in the pulmonary vein and spreads to the atrium of the heart triggers afib. Radiofrequency ablation is a procedure that applies electrical energy to the area around the pulmonary vein. … Read More
Aortic valve repairs are safe and lasting. It also avoids the lifelong need to take blood thinners.
Study confirms risk of serious bleeding if you mix Coumadin with anti-inflammatory painkillers.
Just like a traffic jam on the highway, blood clots impede normal circulation in your body and can be dangerous. Here are some blood clot basics and information on steps you can take to help avoid the problem. Signs of a serious blood clot Thrombosis is a medical term for blood clot. Deep vein thrombosis … Read More