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Advanced Heart Failure - Anticoagulant Medications and Your Heart

Location: Advanced Heart Failure Center

3800 W. 203rd St.
Olympia Fields, IL 60461

Presented by Dr. Deborah Harper-Brown, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist, Specialty Physicians of Illinois, Clinical Associate Professor, Chicago State University, College of Pharmacy

Please join Dr. Deborah Harper-Brown and learn about how anticoagulants, or blood thinners, affect those with heart disease or heart failure, including:

  • Why anticoagulants are used in patients with heart failure and other heart conditions.
  • The similarities and differences among Coumadin, the most common anticoagulant, and newer agents, such as Eliquis (apixaban) and Pradaxa (dabigatran).
  • What are the side effects and what prescription, non-prescription and natural products should be avoided or cautiously used when taking blood thinners?
  • Every day strategies that will help achieve the best results from blood thinners.

Admission is Free. Seating is limited.

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