What factors increase the risk of bleeding in patients taking warfarin for the treatment of deep venous thrombosis (DVT)?

Updated: Jun 05, 2019
  • Author: Kaushal (Kevin) Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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The risk of bleeding on warfarin is not linearly related to the elevation of the international normalized ratio (INR). The risk is conditioned by other factors, including poor follow-up, drug interactions, age, and preexisting disorders that predispose to bleeding.


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