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As a Coumadin® patient you now have the option of checking your PT/INR at home, at anytime. Testing at home is a convenient alternative to going to your doctor’s office to check your INR levels, and frequent self-testing has been proven to reduce the risk of bleeding and clotting. Your doctor will continue to review your PT/INR test results and make any required changes to your dose. 1,2
Learn more about home-testing here.
1. Kortke H, Minami K, Breymann T, et al.INRself-management after mechanical heart valve replacement: ESCAT. Z Kardiol.2001;90 118-124.
2. Beyth RJ, Quinn L, Landefeld CS. A Multicomponent Intervention To Prevent Major Bleeding Complications in Older Patients Receiving Warfarin. Ann Intern Med. 2000;133:687-695