The Home INR Study "THINRS"

Completed

Phase 4 Results

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

To be enrolled in this study, patients must:
1. have AF and/or a MHV;
2. be scheduled to receive warfarin indefinitely (operationally defined as 2 years);
3. be using warfarin according to the criteria described in the Coumadin package insert (no off-label uses);
4. be expected to survive for the duration of the study;
5. not be suffering from intracranial bleeding (intracranial hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, hemorrhagic stroke) or any other contraindication described in the Coumadin package insert;
6. be willing to perform PST;
7. be willing to be randomized;
8. possess adequate cognitive and language skills to follow the protocol and all related instructions;
9. be willing to participate for the full duration of the study;
10. sign the informed consent form; and
11. not be enrolled in another randomized clinical trial that involves a drug or device intervention.

Exclusion Criteria

Patients are excluded in this study if:
1. subject has had intracranial hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, hemorrhagic stroke, or any other absolute/major contraindication described in the warfarin package insert within the last month
2. subject enrolled in another randomized clinical trial that involves a drug or device intervention
3. subject is not able to follow the protocol and all related instructions, and does not have a caregiver with these skills