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.
Kow, C. S., Sunter, W., Bain, A., Razi Zaidi, S. T., & Hasan, S. S. (2020). Management of Outpatient Warfarin Therapy amid COVID-19 Pandemic: A Practical Guide. American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs, 20(4), 301-309. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40256-020-00415-z