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Gene Test Improves Coumadin (warfarin) Use for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation (AF)

Posted Mar 17 2010 5:26am

Genetic tests that show high or low sensitivity to blood thinner (anticoagulant) drugs like warfarin (Coumadin) not only improve dosing accuracy but also reduce hospitalization by 31%, according to a new study just presented at the American College of Cardiology scientific sessions. Coumadin is often prescribed for people who have afib to prevent blood clots that can cause strokes.

Read more:  Gene Test Improves Use of Coumadin (warfarin) for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

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