As a permanent implant, our solution does not come with the same bleeding risks associated with the long-term use of warfarin. This makes it an important option for people with a history or risk of serious bleeding on blood thinners. New medications (also known as novel oral anticoagulant drugs or NOACs) offer additional options to warfarin, but they don’t take away the long-term risk of bleeding.
Our solution isn’t only for people with serious bleeding concerns. People with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem are often prescribed warfarin, a common blood thinner, to reduce their stroke risk.
If you’re taking warfarin, you know about the regular blood tests and food-and-drink restrictions that come with it. Some people aren’t able to get regular blood tests, or they have trouble staying within the recommended blood clotting range that the test measures. Missing your medication frequently or failing to follow dietary guidelines while on warfarin can put you out of range and at risk of bleeding.
If this describes you, and you can’t take a different type of blood thinner, then a novel solution may benefit you.