A social and educational support group for people with heart problems. Meetin...
6:00 PM CST
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.