PCA's Anticoagulation Program:

  • To optimize anticoagulation therapy by regular outpatient/clinic follow-up and careful remote monitoring for some patients in order to prevent thromboembolic events due to sub-therapeutic levels, minimize bleeding risk due to over- anticoagulation, as well as detection of complications early in order to minimize or prevent adverse outcomes.

  • To provide patients with a standardized procedure for the monitoring of anticoagulation therapy to optimize their treatment outcomes and minimize untoward complications.  

  • To develop policies, procedures and processes based upon clinical evidence and best practices for optimal anticoagulation.

  • To communicate with other providers involved in our program participants care ensuring all stakeholders are aware of management objectives and changes in therapy.

  • To provide care across the care continuum particularly for patients undergoing procedures which require bridging or temporary cessation of therapy. 

PCA established a cardiologist directed and registered nurse-managed outpatient Anticoagulation service over 7 years ago. PCA's Anticoagulation Program has become one of the largest programs in the country monitoring over 2,100 enrolled patients.  Our patient compliance ratio is 68% -70% well above the national average of 55%.

PCA's highly skilled RN's under the direction of a Cardiology Medical Director provide patients with highly attentive patient specific customized care to ensure their treatment plan is executed flawlessly. 

Anticoagulation Management

Largest in the country

Pacific Cardiovascular Associates Medical Group

Cardiologists serving all of Orange County