Coumadin Clinic

Orlando Health Heart & Vascular Institute offers a clinic devoted to our patients who are taking Coumadin, which is also known as Warfarin or Jantoven. Coumadin is an anticoagulant medication prescribed for patients to reduce the risk of their body forming a blood clot, which can lead to a heart attack, stroke or even death. Patients on Coumadin must have frequent blood tests, called PT/INR, to assure the effect of the blood thinner remains in the desired range. Our Coumadin clinic offers the PT/INR test via a simple finger stick rather than a venous blood draw. We offer our patients immediate test results and dosing instructions. In addition, we provide personalized education regarding Coumadin side effects as well as education regarding the effects of various foods and other medications that can affect the test results. The patient’s next appointment is scheduled before they leave our office therefore offering continuity of care.