Feb 23, '13 | 2,515 Views | 11 Comments
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Heparin affects PTT, not PT/INR. It won't make a difference. However, if the patient is on warfarin and getting their INR checked, why are they are on heparin in the first place?
have seen patients being "weaned" to warfarin from heparin....when PT/INR gets where they want it, the heparin is Dcd.
Yes I often see "bridging" (weaning) but only ever with a low molecular weight heparin (we use dalteparin and sometimes lovenox where I work), never with heparin.
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