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© 2003 Burstein et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article: verbatim copying and redistribution of this article are permitted in all media for any purpose, provided this notice is preserved along with the article's original URL. Unlike other cardiovascular diseases the incidence and prevalence of congestive heart failure (CHF) continues to increase. While gender differences in coronary artery disease have been well described, to date, there has been a relative paucity of similar data in patients with CHF. We conducted a pilot study to evaluate the profile and management of patients with ...
A 68-year-old woman with a history of mitral valve replacement with a mechanical valve was admitted with abdominal pain. Because of the mechanical valve, she was chronically on warfarin (a blood thinner). At the time of admission, her international normalized ratio (INR) was 1.3, indicating that she was under-anticoagulated—her blood was not appropriately "thinned" to prevent possible clots from forming on her mechanical valve. She was treated with unfractionated heparin, a continuously delivered intravenous medication, which quickly thinned her blood appropriately. Based on her ... Read More
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