Bleeding rates in elderly patients on vitamin K antagonist therapy for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.

@article{Tay2009BleedingRI,
  title={Bleeding rates in elderly patients on vitamin K antagonist therapy for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Kok-Hoon Tay and Gregory Y. H. Lip and Deirdre A Lane},
  journal={Blood coagulation & fibrinolysis : an international journal in haemostasis and thrombosis},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={392-3}
}
The measurement of fibrinogen is an important part of a haemostatic investigation and has traditionally been performed in the majority of clinical laboratories using a Clauss fibrinogen method [1]. More recently, automated coagulometers using optical endpoint detection systems have been developed, allowing use of fibrinogen measurements derived from the clotting curve characteristics of the prothrombin time measurement (PTderived fibrinogen). Several reports [2,3] including data from the UK… CONTINUE READING