DG14 Atrial fibrillation and heart valve disease: self‑monitoring coagulation status using point‑of‑care coagulometers (the CoaguChek XS system and the INRatio2 PT/INR monitor)

This project evaluated 2 point‑of‑care coagulometers intended for patients who self‑monitor their coagulation status. These patients tended to be those with atrial fibrillation who were on long-term anti-coagulation therapy, such as warfarin. The devices evaluated in the original guidance were the CoaguChek XS and the InRatio2 PT/INR, though the latter is no longer in use in the NHS. KiTEC's review supported the recommendation of the CoaguChek XS.