Management of Outpatient Warfarin Therapy amid COVID-19 Pandemic: A Practical Guide

Chia Siang Kow, Wendy Sunter, Amie Bain, Syed Tabish Razi Zaidi, Syed Shahzad Hasan

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Abstract

Many healthcare resources have been and continue to be allocated to the management of patients with COVID-19. Therefore, the ongoing care of patients receiving oral anticoagulation with warfarin is likely to be compromised amid this unprecedented crisis. This article discusses a stepwise algorithm for the management of outpatient warfarin therapy. Alternative management strategies are presented and discussed, including alternative pharmacological therapy options and self-monitoring. Our algorithm aims to help clinicians safely optimize the treatment of patients requiring anticoagulation therapy in the context of the global response to the current pandemic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-309
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs
Volume20
Issue number4
Early online date26 May 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2020

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