Core Measures Glossary

Anticoagulation: The process of hindering the clotting of blood especially by treatment with an anticoagulant.

Statin: Drugs used to lower cholesterol.

Thrombolytic: Destroying or breaking up a thrombus.

Thrombus: A clot formed within a blood vessel and remaining attached to it’s place of origin.

Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis: Measures taken to prevent the formation of blood clots.