A 53-year-old member asked:
how is low molecular weight heparin used?
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Dr. Michael Dugan answered
Specializes in Hematology
Low molecular weith: Heparin is used as an anticoagulant. In low doses the intent is to prevent clotting. In full dose it is used to treat an established clot. If is given as a subcutaneous (under the skin) injection, which is more convenient than a continuous IV infusion of standard heparin.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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