It's a blood thinner. It's often used in heart patients to keep the blood thin enough to flow through partially blocked arteries. It can also be used in those who have had blood clots. It's necessary to have a blood test every month to make sure the blood thickness is ok. People using it have to be very careful of injuries because of loss of blood.
You found this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer.
For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Hi, my question is if coumadin could cause death. The levels are always varying....to high, to low. Im a 29yr old female and want to know if this medicine could cause not only serious internal bleeding but death as well, as im requided to be on coumadin, and at times lovenox injections, for a yr after heart sergury and blood clots.
hi, 80y old female 5 6 130 lbs, on Coumadin with oscillating INR with known atherosclerosis and some partial vascular occlusions in both lower extremities now presenting with thickened scaly red skin some welling bilat. ankles and top of feet. can this be a beginning of skin necrosis from poor perfusion or dermaititis. pt on blood pressure meds and poorly hydrated, smoker
Hello, I have a friend who was born with an ASD and VSD from birth. He got one repaired at 2 and the other at age 10. However at 25 he had a TIA after a flight and was placed on Coumadin 65 mg a week since 2012. I m just wondering does how does this affect quality of life, if he has gotten surgeries to repair the defect? Is the Coumadin dose a sign that he is seriously ill? What are some other health issues that can arise due to his previous heart conditions? What is the general prognosis of something like this? His fiancé is quite worried about his health and if his life span will be significantly decreased or if this is something she really has to worry about.
I am having hiatus hernia.I am taking anticoagulant (Warfarin).Is it risky to undergo surgery for hiatus hernia? I had Pulmonary embolism in2000 and DVT in 2007.So I had to take Warfarin to end of my life. Due to Hiatus hernia my stomach is very big and Iam having GERD problem also.If I make surgery do I get slim stomach and is it risky to undergo surgery?
I bumped the inside of my ankle right above the bone that sticks out and have a lump the size of a pea with bruising below it.The bruise continues getting bigger.I am 55 with essential thrombocytosis,on warfarin and aspirin.History of mesenteric ischema.Is this lump something to be concerned about?
I take warfarin, 10 mg each day and started in March when I had a stent placed. Also take Plavix. Today when i spit, there was blood. I just had my INR checked and it was 1.5 so not high. Recently started taking Glimerpiride 4 mg and spirono/hctz 25/25. What is causing this. I occassionally have a little blood in the stool but have always had this due to hemmoroid
I am writing this for one of my brother , He is a 41 years old male, not smoker complaining of hemoptysis since 6 months, that started one and half months after pulmonary vein isolation(PVI) for the second time) to treat atrial fibrillation, initially he was on warfarin that was stopped after one month of hemoptysis, but this did not stop the bleeding. Hemoptysis was in form of streaks in sputum. But was stormy pneumonia(2 months after beginning of hemoptysis), amount of blodd increased and sputum became full of blodd for 2 weeks until control of infection with antibiotics. Now the amount of blood decreased to be just small drop of blodd once or twice a day and sometimes streaks of blood with infrequent attacks of chest pain pleuritic in nature and no other respiratory symptoms. High resolution CT was done since one month that showed obstructed left superior pulmonary vein(as complication of (PVI) with two areas of pulmonary venous infarction located on left upper lobe. As per case reports, upper lobectomy was the management. Our question is, is there any other option for treatment ? We have plan to visit any good hospital in India to meet an excellent doctor. please advise for more.
My 74 year old mother has afib, which she was diagnosed with 2 to 3 years ago. She was cardioverted and placed on flecanide. Few months later had another afib episode and cardioverted again. Then, few months later decided to have the cardiac...
My 90-year-old mother is very sensitive to medications. She has a-symptomatic A-Fib. They have given her one baby aspirin (81 mg) a day for a while to reduce her blood cell and platelet clotting ability. This has gone well. They are thinking of...