Specialties & Programs

Anticoagulation Program

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.

Locations

Renown offers four convenient locations for your anticoagulation needs: 775-982-6450

Resistant Hypertension 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.

Other tips for Lowering Blood Pressure

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.

  •  Avoid medications or other substances that elevate blood pressure.
  • Take all medications as directed every day.
  • Make lifestyle choices that include reducing salt intake.
  • Exercise and maintain a healthy weight.
  • See your healthcare provider on a regular basis until the blood pressure is under control.
  • Consider a visit or referral to the Renown Resistant Hypertension Program if blood pressure remains poorly controlled.
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Our Specialists

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:

  • Initial consultation with our specialist
  • Visits with a clinical pharmacist to manage medications and prevent potential adverse drug interactions
  • 24/7 blood pressure monitoring, when indicated
  • Evaluation for secondary cause of high blood pressure
  • Support with lifestyle changes, with emphasis on decreasing medication
  • Possible enrollment in clinical trials
  • Access to extensive library of patient education materials

 

For more information or to set up a consultation call, 775-982-6450.

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