home|about us|forms|contact us

Clinical benefits

As numerous studies conclude, more frequent INR testing leads to better outcomes for anticoagulation therapy patients. 1,2 Home testing for qualified candidates is a great way to increase the frequency of test values and reduce the reaction time to adjust treatments.

Studies show self testing:
  • May increase time in range for patients with mechanical heart valves 3
  • May increase time in range for older patients 4
  • May reduce adverse events associated with self-monitoring 5
1. Kortke H, Minami K, Breymann T, et al.INRself-management after mechanical heart valve replacement: ESCAT. Z Kardiol.2001;90[6] 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
3. Kortke H, Minami K, Breymann T, et al.INRself-management after mechanical heart valve replacement: ESCAT. Z Kardiol.2001;90[6] 118-124.
4. 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
5. Henegen C, Alonso-Coello P, Garcia-Alamino JM, Perera R, Meats E, Glasziou P. Self-monitoring of oral anticoagulation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet. 206; 367: 404-11.