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what are the benefits of pt/inr home testing?

Home monitoring can mean:

  • Control - Better management of your time & care
  • Convenience - Less need for Coumadin specific doctor's visits
  • Savings - Of time and money
  • More Frequent Testing - Which may mean a greater chance you are "therapeutic" 1,2
  • More Data - So your doctor has more information to guide your treatment
  • Faster Interpretation of Results - Abnormal results are reported immediately to your healthcare provider, therefore dosing adjustments may be made faster, possibly preventing complications. 3,4
1. 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
2. Jacobson A, et al. Results of The Home INR Study (THINRS). AHA Congress. November 2008
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