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what is the heparin?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Heparin: is a naturally occurring anticoagulant produced by basophils and mast cells. In therapeutic doses it prevents the formation and extension of blood clots. It allows the body's natural clot dissolving mechanisms to work normally to break down clots. It is used when heart attack is imminent(acute coronary syndrome), deep vein thrombosis,pulmonary embolism, in heart surgery, to prevent stroke in A fib
Answered on Jan 25, 2017

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Heparin....: Once you are discharged you will be taking low molecular weight heparin (this is given as a shot). There are a number of brands available in the US a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Protamine:: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/protamine.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Prevent clots: Heparin prevents the blood from clotting.
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Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rout Given: The sodium salt is given IV and the calcium salt is given sub q but the active drug Heparin is the same and functions as a blood thinner.

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