National assessment of warfarin anticoagulation therapy for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation.

@article{Dlott2014NationalAO,
  title={National assessment of warfarin anticoagulation therapy for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Jeffrey S. Dlott and Roberta A. V. George and Xiaohua Huang and Mouneer A. Odeh and Harvey W Kaufman and J. I. Ansell and Elaine M. Hylek},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2014},
  volume={129 13},
  pages={1407-14}
}
BACKGROUND Anticoagulation control with warfarin, as assessed by the international normalized ratio (INR), is challenging. Time in the therapeutic range has been inversely correlated with major hemorrhage, thrombosis, and mortality. Quest Diagnostics offers standardized INR laboratory testing services to approximately half of US physician practices. To inform national stroke prevention strategies, we evaluated anticoagulation control in office-based community practices. METHODS AND RESULTS We… CONTINUE READING