The Russians will test blood clotting

The Russians will test blood clotting
March 28, 2014 in 14 regions of Russia will be held All-Russian Day of social action INR.On this day, all over the country will be organized a free diagnosis of the population to determine the international normalized ratio (INR) - a vital indicator of blood clotting, which is necessary to regularly measure patients taking specific medications, blood thinning - anticoagulant.

Regular control of blood clotting via INR - an important social problem, as increased blood clotting provokes acute diseases, which can lead to serious, often irreversible complications and even death of the patient.

Blood clots in the vessels are a major factor in the development of myocardial ischemia, and heart attacks and strokes.And these diseases are on the World Health Organization statistics, in the top three among the various causes of death in the world [1].

mortality in Russia the share of the blood clotting disease in recent years, is 55-56%, while in the US - 36.3%, in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands - 30% [2].

To reduce the risk of vascular events and unexpected bleeding, you should periodically monitor the status of the blood coagulation system.And patients who are taking anticoagulants indirect prolonged therapy, it is important to do so continuously as blood clotting may vary depending on different circumstances - for example, from his office or discontinuation of medication or dietary habits.

Currently in our country prolonged therapy with indirect anticoagulants receives more than 1.5 million people [3].However, not all of them understand the importance of regular monitoring of INR or have the opportunity to check it with the level of the desired frequency.

In order to improve this situation and increase public awareness of the problem of control over blood clotting, a large-scale social action INR Day was launched in the Russian Federation with the support of the company "Roche".

March 28, 2014 residents of 14 regions of our country will be free to measure their level of INR doctor for advice and information about modern possibilities of self-monitoring of blood clotting.The action will take place in Arkhangelsk, Astrakhan, Volgograd, Kazan, Kemerovo, Krasnodar, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, St. Petersburg, Saratov and Yaroslavl.

appointment for INR can be checked by toll-free telephone hotline 8-800-100-19-68 and www .To diagnose the professional Express device will be used, and the procedure takes less than 5 minutes.

[1] / mediacentre / factsheets / fs310 / ru /
[2] Samorodskaya IV, "Organization of the work of medical departments and services, ensuring the quality of care", "Health Care», № 7-2009;European Cardiovascular Disease Statistics, 2008
[3] Sulimov VA, Lishuta AS, prospects for treatment patients with atrial fibrillation, GOU VPO "First Moscow Medical University" (MGMU) them.Sechenov

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