medical Definition of anticoagulation
- Patients with valvular heart disease and atrial fibrillation are at a high risk of stroke and should receive anticoagulation.
- —Scott Stern, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 14 June 2000
- Although the pharmacodynamics of warfarin are subject to genetic and environmental variability, the primary determinants of the risk of bleeding are the duration and intensity of anticoagulation
- —Andrew I. Schafer, The New England Journal of Medicine, 10 Apr. 2003