What Is Coumadin?
Many people receive the drug Coumadin. Coumadin or Warfarin is an anti-coagulant. It keeps your blood from clotting and there are many reasons for a patient to receive Coumadin. For example, if you have an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation blood can pool in the upper chamber of the heart and cause a clot, so you may need to be on Coumadin. There are also patients who have artificial or mechanical heart valves, those valves can cause clots to form, so you should be on Coumadin but Coumadin if prescribed should be closely monitored while you’re ramping up to a therapeutic level and maintaining that therapeutic level. If your provider does not monitor your Coumadin level and you suffer an injury as a result of either your blood being too thin and bleeding or form a clot then you should contact an experienced Tampa, FL medical malpractice attorney to evaluate your potential claim.
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This informational blog post was provided by Betsey Herd, an experienced Tampa FL Medical Malpractice Lawyer.