Stop taking warfarin? No way!

Amit K Verma and Ajai K Verma
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2009.tb03325.x
Published online: 16 November 2009

To the Editor: Brukner’s personal perspective in a recent issue of the Journal highlights the inherent difficulty of managing patients taking warfarin.1 Although Brukner advocates life-long warfarin therapy for patients who have experienced a pulmonary embolism, we believe few clinicians would be willing to expose their patients to the increased risk of haemorrhage associated with long-term warfarin therapy, especially if a transient risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE) existed (such as frequent air travel, in Brukner’s case).

  • Amit K Verma
  • Ajai K Verma

  • Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.



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