Sunday, 21. of December 2014
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Dialogue between physicians and patients

After the break, there was a light-hearted dialog on stage between Albert O. Meyer, Berne, Switzerland, representing the patient’s view, and Hermann Krüttner, MD, Grossgmein, Austria, representing the doctor’s view: The two addressed daily real-life questions, such as the best option if the INR is out of range, if a biopsy is planned, or where test strips are not available, as in some remote regions of the world. In the end, Krüttner’s conclusion was that patient self-management and sound education on both sides, the patient’s as well as the physician’s, is the key to a successful handling of anticoagulation therapy.

Report by Thomas Klein, MD, MSc (Nov. 2009)