All Things Coumadin: INR Monitoring, Side Effects, & Dietary Recommendations

Coumadin is probably the oldest blood thinner medication that is prescribed to date. Blood thinners or anticoagulants are given to patients that have had blood clots like a pulmonary embolism (PE, blood clot in the lung) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT, blood clot in the lung). Others take Coumadin for a history of stroke, heart … Continue reading All Things Coumadin: INR Monitoring, Side Effects, & Dietary Recommendations

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib): Causes, Treatment Options, Commonly Used Medications

Atrial Fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that increases a person’s chance of blood clots. Those clots can get lodged in the heart or brain and cause death, stroke, or heart attack. Some people are not aware that they have AFib and others experience a variety of symptoms like weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, fluttering … Continue reading Atrial Fibrillation (AFib): Causes, Treatment Options, Commonly Used Medications