Clinical use and laboratory testing of oral anticoagulation therapy: experience from Finland

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Anticoagulation therapy has been undergoing a transition during the last decade with the progressive availability of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs). While DOACs are increasingly used in common indications for anticoagulation, including non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF), deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), traditional anticoagulants, either warfarin or heparins, remain the primary choice for patients with cardiac valvular replacement, severe thrombophilia, pediatric, pregnant and many cancer patients. Laboratory monitoring of warfarin and heparins are well established, while under specific emergency conditions DOACs require specific assays, the availability of which may be limited. Finland benefits from centralized laboratory networks, offering harmonized services throughout our rather sparsely populated country. Specific assays for all DOACs are available 24/7 in the core laboratory (Southern Finland). Interaction, collaboration and continuous education between clinic and laboratory is increasingly needed, under the era of rapid change of traditions in anticoagulation management.
Originalspråkengelska
Artikelnummer17
TidskriftAnnals of Blood
Volym4
Antal sidor14
ISSN2521-361X
DOI
StatusPublicerad - juli 2019
MoE-publikationstypA2 Granska artikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift

Vetenskapsgrenar

  • 3121 Allmänmedicin, inre medicin och annan klinisk medicin

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