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Vitamin K supplement improves anticoagulation stability

By Liam Davenport
25 September 2007
J Thromb Haemost 2007; 5: 2043-2048

MedWire News: Taking a vitamin K dietary supplement improves the stability of oral anticoagulation therapy with vitamin K antagonists, which could reduce bleeding and thrombotic events, report Dutch scientists.

One of the disadvantages of oral anticoagulant treatment with vitamin K antagonists is unstable anticoagulant control, with the intensity of anticoagulation within the target range just 60% of the time. One of the reasons for this is a fluctuating intake of vitamin K.

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