The Anticoagulation Program provides care to patients on blood-thinning medications including warfarin (Coumadin®), enoxaparin (Lovenox®), dabigatran (Pradaxa®) and rivaroxaban (Xarelto®).
If your doctor prescribes a blood-thinning medication, it is important to regularly check the medication's effect on your blood's clotting tendency. If your blood remains too thick, it could result in clotting. If it becomes too thin, it increases your risk of bleeding. Pharmacists and nurse practitioners will monitor your lab results so they can tailor your medication dosage while offering counseling and education about your medical condition.
If you are currently taking a blood- thinning medication, ask your doctor about a referral to The Anticoagulation Program.
Hypertension is the clinical name for high blood pressure. Hypertension, when poorly controlled, can lead to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. For most people, blood pressure can be controlled with a combination of medications and lifestyle changes. However, for about 10-15 percent of people with hypertension, the blood pressure is more difficult to control.
When blood pressure is not controlled with three or more medications, in the right doses, it's called Resistant Hypertension. Because resistant hypertension can be challenging to manage, you may receive a referral to a clinical hypertension specialist to get it under control.
Continue with the basics of healthy eating and exercise. Stay apprised of your blood pressure patterns by monitoring your blood pressure with an at-home monitoring system or by wearing a pager-sized automatic blood pressure recorder.
Our Resistant Hypertension Program is led by an American Society of Hypertension Certified Hypertension specialist, who is a nationally known expert in the field of resistant hypertension. If you've been diagnosed with uncontrolled resistant hypertension, consider asking your primary care provider for a referral to the Resistant Hypertension Program, which includes:
For more information or to set up a consultation call, 775-982-6450.
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