TITLE

Conventional-intensity was more effective than low-intensity warfarin therapy for preventing recurrent venous thromboembolism

PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2004, Vol. 140 Issue 2, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines if low-intensity warfarin therapy is as effective as conventional-intensity warfarin therapy for the long-term prevention of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with unprovoked VTE. 738 patients with less than 1 episode of unprovoked VTE, which is defined as objectively confirmed, symptomatic, proximal deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism that occurred in the absence of a major risk factor for thrombosis, were analyzed. It was confirmed that in patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism conventional-intensity warfarin therapy was more effective than low-intensity warfarin therapy for long-term prevention of recurrent VTE.
ACCESSION #
12597122

 

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