PRLog - Dec. 17, 2013 - CARLSBAD, Calif. -- December 11th 2013 - Thousands of people across America take daily or weekly medications to thin their blood to help control a range of blood-clotting conditions. As with any medication proper dosage is essential but is particularly tricky for many common blood thinners including Coumadin and Warfarin, two of the most popular. Patients on these medications monitor their reaction to the medication through measurement of what is known as their PT/INR (Prothrombin Time/International Normalized Ratio). Typically this is done through a doctor’s office at six week or more intervals but an increasing body of research is showing that patients who are tested more often can be up to twice as likely to avoid side effects ranging from bleeding to stroke which can be caused by over-medication.
Advanced Cardio Services has been offering an easy home testing solution for over 3 years, allowing patients to test themselves in minutes rather than going through the lengthy process of a doctor’s visit in order to ensure that they are remaining safe. Recently they went a step further, creating a dedicated community resources center through their patient support website http://www.advancedcardioservices.com, designed to bring together patients from all walks of life. The resources center also includes a dedicated discussion forum where patients can speak directly to ACS staff to discuss their treatment and testing regimen as well as a regular blog from ACS’ lead pharmacist who addresses everything from specific medication and treatment questions to issues on general heart and circulatory health.
The Resources center has already been well received by their existing patient and doctor community with the discussion board hosting topics from medical insurance tips and questions to personal PT/INR meter comparisons. The staff at ACS actively monitors the forum and regularly replies directly to patient questions and comments to make sure that the resource center remains a reliable source for their users. With the user-base growing quickly they are stepping up their blogging schedule to address even more topics and have been excited by the warm reception the new program has received.
Advanced Cardio Services has been providing a home testing solution for patients in need of PT/INR monitoring since it was founded in 2010. Serving patients across the United States they work with insurance companies and doctors to create treatment plans and provide patients with the training and supplies they need to ensure that their PT/INR remains in the optimal range. For more information you can visit their website at http://www.advancedcardioservices.com/
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