For Patients

Links to Resources

 Below are links to educational resources of interest to patients. 

Resources for healthcare professionals can be found here.


Anticoagulants "Blood thinners"

Oral anticoagulants:

Coumadin®, Jantoven® (warfarin)

Eliquis® (apixaban)

Savaysa® (edoxaban)

Pradaxa® (dabigatran)

Xarelto® (rivaroxaban)

Injectable anticoagulants:

Low-molecular weight heparins LMWH: Lovenox® (enoxaparin), Fragmin® (dalteparin),Innohep® (tinzaparin)

Fondaparinux (Arixtra)

Intravenous (IV) anticoagulants:



Comparison of oral anticoagulants - A chart comparing oral blood thinners

Assistance when a medication is not affordable

How long to treat with an anticoagulant (blood thinners)

Signs and Symptoms of Bleeding: What you should know if taking an anticoagulant

Natural 'blood thinners': herbs, vitamins, food 

Blood thinners:  Staying active and healthy -  video from AHRQ

Patient education seminar on anticoagulants - a 1 hour video presentation of a patient education seminar held November 2, 2013 hosted by the Anticoagulation Service at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston

Patient education seminar - a 4 hour video presentation taken from a patient education event held at  Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on October 19, 2013 sponsored by  “The National Blood Blot Alliance, the nation’s largest patient advocacy group for people affected by blood clots, produced the Stop The Clot Forum supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Cooperative Agreement 5U27DD000545 “Health Promotion and Wellness for People with Clotting Disorders.”


Deep vein thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

Symptoms, diagnosis, treatment 

Prevention of DVT and PE

Women's Health: Pregnancy, hormone replacement therapy and other clotting concerns unique to women 

PNH: paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria


Thrombophilia (blood clotting disorder)


Antiphospholipid antibodies

Antithrombin deficiency

Factor V Leiden

Homocysteine and MTHFR mutation

Protein C Deficiency

Protein S Deficiency

Prothrombin 20210 mutation


Other resources

Find a health care professional specialized in thrombosis and anticoagulation care

Organizations and support groups