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A comparison of a moderate with moderate-high intensity oral anticoagulant treatment in patients with mechanical heart valve prostheses.

Authors
  • Pengo, V
  • Barbero, F
  • Banzato, A
  • Garelli, E
  • Noventa, F
  • Biasiolo, A
  • Zasso, A
  • Dalla Volta, S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Thrombosis and haemostasis
Publication Date
May 01, 1997
Volume
77
Issue
5
Pages
839–844
Identifiers
PMID: 9184389
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Mechanical heart valve patients on anticoagulant treatment who had been operated on at least 6 months earlier experienced fewer bleeding complications when maintained on a moderate intensity regimen (target INR = 3) than those on a moderate-high intensity regimen (target INR = 4). The number of thromboembolic events and vascular deaths did not differ between the two groups.

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