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Many patients with serious cardiovascular diseases and conditions are prescribed blood-thinning medication (anti-coagulants) to prevent heart attacks, strokes, blood clots in veins and arteries, damaged heart valves and implanted metallic prosthetic and /or bio prosthetic valves.

Thus, in order to specifically serve and make follow-ups convenient for patients on anti-coagulants, NICVD established an Anti-Coagulation Clinic in Rooms 12 and 13 of our OPD wing in 2010. This clinic focuses on managing and monitoring each patient’s drug dosage and keeping it at a required level.

Anti-Coagulant patients are referred by the cardiac physicians and surgeons. Once they are registered, the Clinic plans their medication and follow-up plan depending on the severity of their case. Using Warfarin, patients are given frequent INR (International Normalized Ratio) or Prothrombin Time tests to measure their blood-clotting time period.

Clinic timings: Monday to Saturday – 08.00 AM – 05.00 PM

Contact: (021)399201271-8, Ext: 348