Control of Sintrom
What is Sintrom?
The Sintrom (Acenocumarol) is an oral anticoagulant used to prevent blood clots in the blood. It is usually administered in patients at risk of developing stroke, or blood clots in lungs and arteries/veins.
How anticoagulation is controlled?
Since this is a blood thinning treatment, it should be carefully monitored to control the doses and blood levels of acenocumarol to prevent excess bleeding. This is achieved by determining the INR (International Normalized Ratio).It is a parameter that measures the time that the blood takes to clot. The higher the INR is, the longer will take for the blood to clot.
Monitoring can be achieved by regular blood tests performed at CMI, without the need of a blood extraction.
How is the test performed?
A drop of blood is obtained by a finger prick and put on a test strip. This is inserted into the meterl. In a few seconds, an INR result is obtained and will allow your doctor to adjust your dose of acenocoumarol (Sintrom) according to the result. The comfort of the test allows determinations periodically (eg monthly) or as often as deemed necessary according to the clinical results.