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A 69-year-old female asked:

Will therapeutic iv heparin given to prep for prophylactic warfarin tx, affect inr values?

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Dr. Michael Curren
15 years experience
Anticoagulant ion: Heparin has no effect on inr values; it works via a different mechanism.

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