Pacific Cardiovascular Associates Medical Group
Cardiologists serving all of Orange County
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.