Vitamin K Antagonist Pharmacology, Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacogenomics

Faculty & Faculty Disclosure

Mary Jane E. Mattern, PharmD Pharmacist

William W., Backus Hospital

There are no actual or potential conflicts of interest associated with this presentation.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the basic physiology of coagulation
  • Discuss the pharmacology of the vitamin K antagonist
  • Discuss the indications and contraindications for the vitamin K antagonist
  • Discuss the roles genetics plays in the dosing of warfarin
  • Discuss the utility of how genetic testing will affect initial dosing of warfarin

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