A blood clot can happen inside your body when a group of blood cells build up and stick together (coagulate). When a blood clot blocks a blood vessel, the result can be serious – even life threatening.
Blood clots can cause heart attack, stroke and other heart and vascular conditions.
We prescribe anticoagulants (blood thinners) to some people to help prevent clots, but this treatment can be complicated. Fortunately, Aurora Health Care’s team can help.
Our Anticoagulation Clinics, available at 23 locations in Wisconsin and northern Illinois, provide blood testing, dosing instructions and education. Our goal is to minimize problems with blood thinners and bring you peace of mind.
Anticoagulation therapy often involves taking drugs that work to prevent and treat blood clots. The most commonly prescribed anti-clotting drug is warfarin. You might know it by the brand names Coumadin® or Jantoven®.
Warfarin is very effective, but your doctor needs to actively manage your dosage. Our Anticoagulation Clinics offer:
Good communication with your health care providers is key if you’re using these drugs or other therapies. Regular health checks at our Anticoagulation Clinics can help you safely and successfully manage your anticoagulation therapy and lower your risk of complications.
Our dedicated anticoagulation clinics are located throughout Wisconsin and northern Illinois: