Jack Ansell, MD, Discusses the STABLE Study

The STABLE study compared patients who took weekly tests compared with those who tested less regularly, and found that those who tested weekly had better results than those who did not.

The STABLE study was done to show how warfarin testing worked in a “real world” setting, according to Jack Ansell, MD, lead study investigator and professor of Medicine at Hofstra-North Shore/LIJ School of Medicine. The study compared patients who took weekly tests compared with those who tested less regularly, and found that those who tested weekly had better results than those who did not. In fact, Dr Ansell said, the results for patients testing weekly had better average time in therapeutic range (TTR) than found in most clinical trials. Read the article here.