A member asked:
what is the heparin?
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Dr. Julie Abbott answered
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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