Predictors of Anticoagulation Control on Warfarin Therapy
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This is a prospective cohort study among adult patients requiring warfarin therapy. Patients presenting for anticoagulation will be identified at the start of therapy and followed throughout their course until they reach maintenance dose. We will then develop a dosing equation for warfarin using patient, environmental and genetic factors.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
21 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Study population will include all self-identified Caucasians and African Americans initiating warfarin therapy.
All Caucasians and African Americans who are new to warfarin therapy
Under 21 years of age
Non african american
Have an abnormal INR before warfarin or heparin therapy