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Commencing warfarin in the community


van Tienen, E, Commencing warfarin in the community, Australian Pharmacist, 29, (3) pp. 206-210. ISSN 0728-4632 (2010) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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A 76-year-old woman presents with a new prescription for warfarin and atenoloL She is a regular customer of the pharmacy and has a history of hypertension (for which she takes perindoprillindapamide and amlodipine), type 2 diabetes (for which she takes metformin and gliclazide), and GORD (for which she takes esomeprazole), She also takes low dose aspirin and atorvastatin. On questioning, she tells you that she saw her GP after experiencing 'strange palpitations: An in-surgery ECG confirmed a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation. She is interested in learning more about atrial fibrillation and has many questions about warfarin.

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:Warfarin, atrial fibrillation, stroke risk classifcation scheme,warning signs.
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Research Field:Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
UTAS Author:van Tienen, E (Mrs Ella van Tienen)
ID Code:64297
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2010-07-14
Last Modified:2011-06-10
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