Warfarin maintenance dosing patterns in clinical practice: implications for safer anticoagulation in the elderly population.

@article{Garca2005WarfarinMD,
  title={Warfarin maintenance dosing patterns in clinical practice: implications for safer anticoagulation in the elderly population.},
  author={David Antol{\'i}n Garc{\'i}a and Susan Regan and Mark Andrew Crowther and Robert A. Hughes and Elaine M. Hylek},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2005},
  volume={127 6},
  pages={2049-56}
}
BACKGROUND The use of anticoagulant therapy is expanding among the elderly population, in part because of the increasing prevalence of atrial fibrillation. Published data describing the warfarin maintenance dose requirements for this age group are limited. Because warfarin therapy is often initiated in the outpatient setting where significant barriers to daily monitoring exist for this patient population, a better understanding of the factors that predict lower dose requirements may reduce the… CONTINUE READING