ID 111131
Author
An, Taesong Yokosuka Kyousai Hospital
Kose, Eiji Nihon University
Kikkawa, Akihiko Yokosuka Kyousai Hospital
Hayashi, Hiroyuki Nihon University
Keywords
warfarin
non-valvular atrial fibrillation
heart failure
time in therapeutic range
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Background/Aims Our previous study showed that time in therapeutic range (TTR) control of warfarin therapy was negatively affected in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients with heart failure. This study assesses the effect of intervention byhospital pharmacists on TTR control in Japanese NVAF patients with heart failure. Method This retrospective cohort study included NVAF patients with heart failure admitted and discharged from the cardiovascular internal medicine ward between March 2011 and July 2013. Participants were classified into two groups according to the instructions by hospital pharmacists and physicians (Intervention group) and by physicians only (Usual care group). The primary outcome was TTR. Secondary outcomes were major bleeding and minor bleeding. Results In total, 57 participants (35males, 22 females ; mean age : 69.7 years) were classified into the Intervention (n = 25) and Usual care (n = 32) groups. TTR within-therapeutic range was significantly higher and within sub-therapeutic range was significantly lower in the Intervention than the Usual care group. Major bleeding and minor bleeding were not significantly different between the two groups. Conclusion The intervention of hospital pharmacists with anticoagulation therapy can lead to proper use of warfarin, which can be useful when physicians prescribe warfarin.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
AA12022913
Publisher
Faculty of Medicine Tokushima University
Volume
64
Issue
3-4
Start Page
266
End Page
271
Sort Key
266
Published Date
2017-08
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language
eng
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