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Starting warfarin treatment
Posted by: Eva Short ()
Date: 04 June, 2013 09:16AM


How do I start new patient on warfarin? There are no previous readings as the patient has just been strated on warfarin.

Thank you for your help.

Yours Eva

Re: Starting warfarin treatment
Posted by: Colm Rafferty ()
Date: 04 June, 2013 10:28AM

Dear Eva,
If you are asking about the generalities how to start warfarin, you would need to read about both:
1. Fast initiation with bridging with s/c enoxaparin
2. Slow initiation for AF

email me at cgr@formulae.com if you need more specific information about a particular case, the indication of warfarin and whether or not the patient has had a loading dose of warfarin, what dose and what date.

Colm Rafferty

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