Practical tips for warfarin dosing and monitoring
Amir Jaffer, MD
Medical Director, Anticoagulation Clinic, and the IMPACT (Internal Medicine Preoperative Assessment and Consultation) Center, The Cleveland Clinic. The Anticoagulation Clinic currently cares for more than 1,600 patients on warfarin.
Lee Bragg, PharmD
Coordinator, Anticoagulation Clinic, Department of General Internal Medicine and Department of Pharmacy, The Cleveland Clinic
Address: Amir Jaffer, MD, Department of General Internal Medicine, A72, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Jaffer has indicated that he is on the speakers’ bureau of the Bristol-Myers Squibb (formerly DuPont Pharmaceutical) and Aventis corporations. He is also a consultant to Aventis and AstraZeneca and has received grant or research support from AstraZeneca.
Dr. Bragg has indicated that he has received grant or research support from DuPont Pharmaceuticals.
ABSTRACTPatients on warfarin and their physicians must constantly balance the risks of bleeding and clotting. We offer practical tips for safe and effective warfarin therapy, based on the practices of the Anticoagulation Clinic of The Cleveland Clinic.