Nice | AF and heart valve disease – self monitoring using home devices

24th September 2014 by Louise Hudman

Nice | AF and heart valve disease – self monitoring using home devices

This new guidance from NICE advises that 2 new devices have been approved for home monitoring in warfarin patients with AF or heart valve problems. They are surprisingly cost-efficient for self-monitoring (eg where the patient checks their own levels and acts on them), though not for self-testing (where they just take their levels, then phones up to see what to do with them).

Obviously the patient or their carer needs to be able to understand how to use the machine and then make adjustments accordingly.

The two machines approved are the CoaguChek XS system and the InRatio2PT/INR.

Join

Join to view the rest of this content, as well as access all the benefits of joining NASGP.

Join

Login

Already a member? Login to view this content.

Login

"The NASGP and the GP locum chambers that I'm in have provided invaluable assistance both before and through Covid-19 to me as a full-time GP locum. All aspects of locum work have been made easier as a result of membership and the chamber's support structure - from accessing work, to ensuring invoicing and documentation is all sorted, and access to other locums as peer support. Having a chamber manager means I feel more secure and can devote more of my energy on my clinical work."

Dr Richard Smith

Dr Richard Smith

See the full list of features within our NASGP membership plans

Membership