Making hearts healthier
Heart research at Regions Hospital focuses on clinical research with the potential to improve care outcomes. We have shared the results of our work through 27 peer-reviewed publications since 2009 and are actively involved in large industry-sponsored trials to test the use of new drugs and medical devices.
Using blood clot prevention drug in patients undergoing medical device implantation
We found that continuing to use warfarin (a drug to prevent blood clots) during pacemaker/defibrillator implantation was better than not taking it. Patients who continued to take warfarin had the shortest hospital stay. This study helped change the care of patients who take blood clot-prevention drugs and are having a medical device implanted.