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Dr. Steven Ajluni
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Heparin (Definition)

Heparin is a drug that thins the blood to prevents clots in blood vessels. It is given by intravenous line and requires close ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Heparin overdose?

Heparin overdose: Heparin is a blood thinner. An overdose is when an excessive or dangerous amount of a medication or substance is used. ...Read more

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After suffering a stroke, if the only available treatment is IV heparin how long can it take to show results? We are just past 72 hour mark.

After suffering a stroke, if the only available treatment is IV heparin how long can it take to show results? We are just past 72 hour mark.

Sounds odd: Why do say that the only AVAILABLE treatment for this person's stroke is IV Heparin? Why is TPA (alteplase) not available? In 2013 updated guidelines for the use of heparin were released to be used in specific circumstances of acute stroke but by and large TPA (alteplase) is the drug of choice and patients should always be able to at least get to a TPA (alteplase) center, "drip and ship." as we call it in the business. ...Read more

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Hi, Other than doing flushing n adding heparin solutions to the dextrose bag, is there any other treatment for fibrin for capd? Tq

Hi, Other than doing flushing n adding heparin solutions to the dextrose bag, is there any other treatment for fibrin for capd? Tq

A bit of context: You'd want to make sure tehre isn't an inflammatory reason for the fibrin (infection, bleeding). Mostly that would be very obvious.
More frequent flushing/heparin are the usual ways to control fibrin. ...Read more

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Why warfarin used in long term treatment of deep venous thrombosis? Why not heparin?

Why warfarin used in long term treatment of deep venous thrombosis? Why not heparin?

Oral administration.: Warfarin is available in an oral dose and is given on a daily basis. Its effects lasts 24 hours and takes about 72 hours to clear from your system. Heparin is given either intravenously or subcutaneously and requires dosing every 4 to 8 hours or continuously depending on the method of administration. Long term anticoagulation is easier and better tolerated with an oral medication. ...Read more

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Smart port would not give a blood return. She put heparin in it. Still didn't work, for my treatment. Was about to use a vein in my arm. What shoulddo?

Smart port would not give a blood return. She put heparin in it. Still didn't work, for my treatment. Was about to use a vein in my arm. What shoulddo?

Portacath infusaport: I would suggest that you have the nurse attempt the use of cathflo, also known as tissue plasminogen activator. Often the ports stop working due to some small clots inside the port, and this medication often dissolves the clot & allows the port to start working again. If this does not solve the problem, then get a venogram through the port to trouble shoot the problem. . . Usually it can be fixed. ...Read more

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How do doctors determine when to use warfarin, heparin, or aspirin for the treatment of Antiphospholipid syndrome? And how long it should be?

How do doctors determine when to use warfarin, heparin, or aspirin for the treatment of Antiphospholipid syndrome? And how long it should be?

APS: The type of anticoagulation is dependent on the severity of APS.

Aspirin for all who can take it.

Warfarin for recurrent DVT, stroke, thromboembolism episodes.

Heparin during pregnancy and as a bridge. ...Read more

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What is an herbal or alternative therapy to use in place of heparin?

What is an herbal or alternative therapy to use in place of heparin?

Number of choices: A website which lists some of these is http://www. Med. Umich. Edu/1libr/aha/umherb04.Htm keep in mind however, that anticoagulant therapy must be monitored very carefully and should not be done without medical supervision. Also keep in mind that if it is being done during pregnancy, the medication or herb must be proven safe for the fetus. Just because it's 'natural' doesn't make it safe. ...Read more

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Is there an herbal or alternative therapy to use instead of heparin?

I wouldn't try it: If you or someone you know is taking heparin, they require very accurate management of their coagulability (ability to make clots). It really requires the exact doses that manufactured pharmaceuticals posses with all of the fda mandated quality assurance that that entails. ...Read more

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Do you bleed to death if your heparin gets overdosed by injection?

Do you bleed to death if your heparin gets overdosed by injection?

Heparin overdose: Although Heparin can cause bleeding (if given appropriately or not), available treatments such as infusion of its antidote (protamine) and plamsa transfusion can usually prevent life-threatening complications. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for thrombophlebitis? How long should I be on heprin?

What are the treatments for thrombophlebitis? How long should I be on heprin?

Anticoagulation: If you have thrombophlebitis (deep venous thrombosis), the treatment is anticoagulation. This involves an infusion of Heparin or injections of a heparinoid like Lovenox (enoxaparin) initially for about 4 to 7 days, with long term treatment with warfarin (coumadin). The duration of treatment depends on the extent of the thrombosis and other coexisting issues. A vascular surgery consultation is indicated. ...Read more

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Are local allergic reactions to heparin common?

No: Allergic reactions to Heparin are not common but can occur. ...Read more

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How does heparin work to assist conception?

This is a myth: There is a lot of misinformation about Heparin and Lovenox (enoxaparin) out there. These are injectable blood thinners that can be helpful for women with recurrent miscarriage due to anti phospholipid syndrome - a type of lupus. It is currently not recommended for infertility or for recurrent miscarriage unless you have anti phospholipid syndrome. This is a new acog recommendation just this year. ...Read more

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What happens if heparin affects the formation of thrombin then why pt is not prolonged?

Two pathway measures: The PT can be with VERY HIGH doses of heparin but generally remember our coagulation system has two primary enzymatic pathways measured differently in the lab
1. Intrinsic system :measured by aPTT (activatted partial thromboplastin time) and prolonged by heparin and

2. Extrinsic system: measured by PT (prothrombin time) and prolonged by coumadin (warfarin).They then converge at the final common pathway. ...Read more

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Are aggrenox and heparin given together?

Possibly: They can be - it depends on the indication. The risk of bleeding will be increased but the risk of clotting will be lowered. It's a judgement call. That why doctors need a lot training. ...Read more

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Can someone mix heparin and dobutamine hci?

Heparin dobutamine: Not in the same bag for IV delivery. They can be given simultaneously iv. ...Read more

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How safe is heparin during pregnancy?

How safe is heparin during pregnancy?

Requires care: Heparin, a blood thinner, can cause serious bleeding problems. While complications are rare, when they happen, they can be severe. Using Heparin requires expert care. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take heparin while pregnant?

Is it safe to take heparin while pregnant?

Yes: A blood thinner like Heparin is required to treat some conditions like blood clots, which can be life-threatening. It can increase bleeding so it is very important that women with these conditions see an expert (eg, perinatologist or hematologist), have an accurate diagnosis and discussion of risks and benefits of anticoagulation to mom & baby, have monitoring of their condition through pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does heparin prevent coagulation of blood?

Does heparin prevent coagulation of blood?

Yes: Heparin keeps the blood from clotting both insider the body as well as for blood in a tube. ...Read more

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What happens when you inject heparin into muscle?

What happens when you inject heparin into muscle?

Hematoma: There is a high risk of blood seeping into the muscle and producing a hematoma. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Heparin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Heparin allergy?

Heparin allergy: Heparin is an intravenous blood thinner. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www. Drugs. Com/heparin. Html ...Read more

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Heparin sodium (mucous) and heparin what is the difference?

Different salts: Heparin comes in different forms. For blood collection tubes, the two common forms are sodium and lithium.
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Heparin Overdose (Definition)

Heparin is a blood thinner. An overdose is when an excessive or dangerous amount of a medication ...Read more


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more