A selection of interesting and informative news stories and articles about warfarin, and other related topics.

INR stability unachievable for most patients?

INR stability unachievable for most patients?

17 August 2016 -   Achieving long term INR stability may be harder than we thought. Duke University have carried out a study involving people who have been on warfarin long term.  This suggests that as few as a third of those taking the drug will have continuous INR...
Stroke survival chances boosted by taking aspirin or warfarin

Stroke survival chances boosted by taking aspirin or warfarin

10 August 2016 -   Stroke survival chances can be boosted by taking aspirin or warfarin.  A study by Aberdeen University has found that the chance of surviving, and recovering, from a stroke can be greatly enhanced.   People who were taking aspirin or warfarin prior...
At risk of DVT? – you can still enjoy travel!

At risk of DVT? – you can still enjoy travel!

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is caused by blood clots forming, normally in the larger veins of the leg. During daily activity, our calf muscles contract as we move around. This helps to keep our blood flowing and works to prevent clots from forming. Regular activity is...
Just what is a Mechanical Heart Valve?

Just what is a Mechanical Heart Valve?

Your heart has four chambers that ensure blood is continually pumped to your lungs to be oxygenated and then sent around your body. Each chamber contains a valve that lets blood flow forwards and prevents it from flowing back into the previous chamber. These valves...
The History of Warfarin

The History of Warfarin

The discovery of Warfarin was made by chance, much in the way Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin. In the early 1920s, an unusual outbreak occurred in the USA and Canada. Cattle were found to be bleeding to death following only minor trauma or after relatively...
3 Quick Tips from Cath

3 Quick Tips from Cath

TIP 1 – Watch Your pH. Warfarin is an acidic medication so you should aim to include plenty of alkaline forming food and drinks in your diet to balance your pH. Alkaline forming foods are things that we eat which will cause our cells to produce alkaline in the blood...
Is it okay to have dental treatment when taking Warfarin?

Is it okay to have dental treatment when taking Warfarin?

Your doctor has prescribed the prescription anti-coagulant Warfarin for you to prevent your body from forming blood clots that threaten your health. However, your dentist decides a little gum surgery is necessary to prevent infection and any resulting tooth loss. Is...