Anticoagulation Clinic

Blood-thinning medications such as warfarin (Coumadin®) prevent your blood from coagulating, or clotting. These medications can be lifesaving, as they reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. However, to ensure that you stay healthy, it is important to undergo regular monitoring if you take an anticoagulant.

At the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute, we provide expert care for patients who are taking blood-thinning medications. Our experienced specialists can interpret your lab results, help monitor your ongoing health, coordinate your care with other specialists and adjust your treatment plan.

Anticoagulation Clinic: Our Approach at Vanderbilt

At our clinic, we help patients who take warfarin (Coumadin®) ensure that their blood levels stay safe. If you are on anticoagulation medicine, your blood must be tested frequently to determine how thick or thin it is, which is called an international normalized ratio (INR) rating. If your INR is too high, you are at risk of bleeding. If it is too low, you are at risk of clotting.

At our clinic, we offer:

  • Convenient lab work monitoring: You can have your blood tested at any hospital or office lab, with results faxed or sent electronically to our clinic.
  • Medication dose adjustments: We can adjust your medication dosage based on your lab results, making sure to keep your INR at a healthy level.
  • Patient education: We are available to answer any questions you have about anticoagulation management.

Vanderbilt Anticoagulation Clinic Hours:

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Contact Us

To make an appointment, or for more information, contact us at (615) 343-3824. You can have your lab work faxed to (615) 343-1368.