No indication for APTT screening in patients on oral anticoagulant therapy.

@article{Meer1999NoIF,
  title={No indication for APTT screening in patients on oral anticoagulant therapy.},
  author={Felix J. M. van der Meer and Hans L. Vos and Frits R Rosendaal},
  journal={Thrombosis and haemostasis},
  year={1999},
  volume={81 3},
  pages={364-6}
}
UNLABELLED Patients on oral anticoagulant therapy (OAT) may bleed due to a very low factor IX level caused by a mutation at Ala-10 in the propeptide region of the factor IX gene. We evaluated screening of patients on OAT with an APTT to detect patients with this abnormality. In 734 patients an APTT was assessed. Twenty-three patients had a… CONTINUE READING