What is the duration of the therapy according to the global normalized ratio (INR)?

Updated: Dec 11, 2019
  • Author: Glenn T Stokken, MD; Chief Editor: Buck Christensen  more...
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Duration of therapy

  • Ischemic stroke, TIA, or systemic embolism: Long-term

  • Risk factors: Long-term

  • Mitral stenosis: Long-term

  • After open-heart surgery: 4 weeks

  • Planned cardioversion: 3 weeks prior and 4 weeks after

  • Emergency cardioversion: 4 weeks


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