Blood Thinner Medical Alert Bracelets, Medical Alert Dog Tags, Medical Alert Pendants
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The American College of Emergency Physicians advises people to “carry an emergency medical ID card or wear medical ID jewelry if they have a health condition, allergy, implanted device or if they are taking medications that might be life-threatening.” If you or a loved one are taking blood thinners, Shop Now for your Blood Thinner Medical Alert Bracelets, Dog Tags or Necklaces.
A Blood-thinner is a common name for an anticoagulant agent used to prevent the formation of blood clots. Contrary to belief, blood thinners do not really thin the blood. They prevent it from clotting.
Warfarin or Coumadin are one of the same (Warfarin – generic) and are anticoagulant medications. This means it helps prevent clots from forming in the blood. Blood thinners treat some types of heart disease.
You’ve been prescribed warfarin because your body may be making blood clots, or you may have a medical condition known to promote them. It’s often prescribed for folks with atrial fibrillation (an irregular heart rhythm), pulmonary embolism (blockage of a major blood vessel in the lung), Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and after artificial heart valve surgery or an orthopedic procedure like hip replacement or other types of bone surgery.
Blood clots can move to other parts of your body and cause serious medical problems, such as a heart attack. Warfarin won’t dissolve a blood clot. However, over time, the blood clot may dissolve on its own. Warfarin may also prevent other clots from forming or growing.
Blood thinning medications or anticoagulants save lives because they treat or prevent potentially life-threatening blood clots. However, they also pose a possible and very serious side effect which is bleeding. Since blood thinners slow the clotting of blood, unwanted and sometimes dangerous bleeding can occur with the use of these medications – especially with a fall, a head injury or a traumatic accident.
Our blood thinner medical alert bracelets, medical ID or necklaces are critically important and may save your life in an emergency situation. If you are ever hurt or injured – and not able to speak for yourself – our blood thinner medical alert bracelets or medical ID may be the only way first responders or doctors know how to begin treating you. If you are taking blood thinners medical professionals need to know immediately. If you are taking a new oral anticoagulant for which there are no reversal agents, doctors still need to know so they can care for you to the best of their abilities.
The American Heart Association provides the following recommendation on wearing medical identification.
“Those who require long-term warfarin should wear a medical alert bracelet, necklace, or similar alert tag at all times. If an accident occurs and the person is too ill to communicate, a medical alert tag will help responders provide appropriate care. The alert should include a list of major medical conditions and the reason warfarin is needed, as well as the name and phone number of an emergency contact.”
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If you or a loved one are taking Blood Thinners, you are not alone. The American Heart Association is one of the most trusted resources for information, education, referral and support. Click HERE for more information on this subject.