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By Andra H. James

This can be the simplest and clearest ebook that i've got visible in this subject.
It covers symtoms, treatment plans and long-term consequences.
I first learn this whilst I had a DVT after which re-read it, completely, 2 years later after leaving the sanatorium for a pulmonary embulism.

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Not much is known about dietary supplements and herbal medications and their interactions with warfarin. Dietary supplements and herbal medication that may affect the INR and are, therefore, best avoided include arnica, bilberry, butcher’s broom, cat’s claw, dong quai, feverfew, forskolin, garlic, ginger, ginkgo biloba, horse chestnut, inositol hexophosphate, licorice, melilot (sweet clover), pau d’arco, red clover, St. John’s wort, sweet woodruff, turmeric, willow bar, bromelains, coenzyme Q10, danshen, wheat grass, and any vitamin supplement containing vitamin K.

It is difficult to predict how much warfarin an individual will require to achieve an adequate level of anticoagulation. Even the same person can require a different dose at different times. The difference between an adequate dose and a dose that is too low, allowing clots to occur, or a dose that is too high, allowing bleeding to occur, is very small. Therefore, monitoring—in the form of a prothrombin time (PT) test—is required to check warfarin’s effectiveness. Monitoring is carried out frequently, sometimes more than once a week, until a stable dose of warfarin is achieved.

37 1 0 0 Q & A A b o u t D E E P V E I N T H R O M BO S I S 27. Why is warfarin not used for initial treatment of DVT or PE? Warfarin takes two to seven days to take effect and, therefore, cannot be used for the initial treatment of DVT or PE. Warfarin can, however, be started soon after heparin has been started. Heparin can be discontinued after warfarin has taken effect and its level has been measured and found to be in the therapeutic range. Jennifer’s story: Immediately upon learning that I had a blood clot in a vein in my brain, I was admitted to a hospital that had a very reputable neurology department.

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