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Why do we use heparin as a karyotyping anticoagulant?

Why do we use heparin as a karyotyping anticoagulant?

It stops clotting...: It stops clotting without damaging or killing blood cells. ...Read more

Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Blood Thinners (Definition)

Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more


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How can heparin act as an anti-coagulant?

How can heparin act as an anti-coagulant?

See below: Read the section on "Mechanism of Action" http://atvb.ahajournals.org/content/21/7/1094.full ...Read more

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How is low molecular weight heparin used?

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. ...Read more

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What is heparin lock?

What is heparin lock?

Just a device: It is a means of infusing drugs or fluids. In this case specifically heparin. Thru a canula or drip ...Read more

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What are the side effects of heparin?

Effects of heparin: In the short term, Heparin can cause bleeding and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (a dangerous allergic reaction causing low platelets and blood clots). Taken for long periods, it can cause hair loss and weakened bones (osteoporosis). ...Read more

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What's circulating anticoagulant disorder?

A blood abnormality: It is a substance in the blood, usually an antibody, that interferes with the tests that analyze of ability of blood to clot. The most common is an anti-phospholipid antibody, or lupus anticoagulant, which actually makes clotting more likely. There are other antibodies that can make blood not clot (acquired hemophilia, etc.) drugs that prevent clotting are also "circulating" anticoagulants. ...Read more

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What will happen if heparin gets on your skin?

What will happen if heparin gets on your skin?

Nothing: Heparin is an IV drug so it does not have any topical effects noted. Just to be safe, wipe it off skin as quickly as possible. ...Read more

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What are the uses of heparin for someone with diabetes?

None: Heparin is a blood thinner. Has no use for diabetes directly. It is used however in hospital settings since diabetics are at higher risk for forming dvts. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: anticoagulant?

Clot Stopper: Anticoagulants are any of a variety of drugs which decrease the body's ability to make or sustain blood clots. They fall, generally, into two categories. Drugs like Aspirin and clopidogrel (plavix) prevent platelets from forming the initial stages of a clot. Drugs like warfarin (coumadin) and dabigatran (pradaxa) block the later process of solidifying the clot. ...Read more

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How effective are Heparin injections for treating stroke?

Depends: Heparin would be effective for a thrombotic stroke or embolic stroke if a blood clot is the reason for the stroke. If the embolism is due to cholesterol or if the stroke is hemorrhagic, then heparin would not help or be even harmful. ...Read more

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What is circulating anticoagulant disorder? What causes it?

Circulating anticoag: Read this:

http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/hematology-and-oncology/coagulation-disorders/coagulation-disorders-caused-by-circulating-anticoagulants

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What is risk of heparin if pregnant?

Bleeding: Heparin does not cross the placenta so there will be no direct effect on the fetus. The primary risk for the pregnant mom is bleeding problems for her from the heparin, particularly if she were to suffer from placental related bleeding such as an abruption. An urgent maternal or fetal problem requiring delivery also poses a risk of bleeding if heparinization cannot be reversed before delivery. ...Read more

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Why heparin blood used in karyotyping?

Why heparin blood used in karyotyping?

To prevent clotting: This avoids blood cells sticking together.

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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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What are the risks of taking anticoagulants?

What are the risks of taking anticoagulants?

Mainly Bleeding: Anticoagulants, also known as blood thinners, can cause bleeding. A cut can bleed more than usual, a bruise can lead to swelling (hematoma) as blood collects under the skin, gums or the nose can bleed, etc. Rarely, you may have an allergic reaction and a very rare problem with coumadin (warfarin) is "skin necrosis" where the med actually triggers excess clotting and injury to skin and other tissue. ...Read more

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What is heparin-induced thrombocytopenia type 2?

A serious illness: A few patients taking Heparin develop an antibody that activates platelets and induces consumption of platelets and bleeding disorder. See below:
http://www.Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2937296/. ...Read more

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Does the human body have a natural anticoagulant?

Yes: Yes, your body is full of checks and balances. For every signal that promotes blood clotting, there is another prepared to anticoagulate. Unfortunately, this hasn't really been harnessed into a drug that can prevent blood clots quite yet. ...Read more

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How should I do heparin injections while pregnant?

Notvsure: Must be given a reason to be treated with Heparin it is usually given subctaneously. ...Read more

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Changing from warfarin to heparin, how to do this?

Changing from warfarin to heparin, how to do this?

Consult your doctor: The doctor prescribing the warfarin should manage this. I would consult with the doctor who is managing your anticoagulation or is wanting the change to heparin. ...Read more

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How will phlebotomy affect me if I'm on anticoagulants?

More bruising: IF you are anticoagulants you may have more bruising after a blood draw. It may take a bit longer for it to stop bleeding, a few more seconds. However, that is basically it. There may not be any difference in your experience with phlebotomy. ...Read more

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What to do about heparin vs. lovenox (enoxaparin) medication?

What to do about heparin vs. lovenox (enoxaparin) medication?

What is question?: "Using heparin together with enoxaparin may increase the risk of bleeding, including severe and sometimes fatal hemorrhage. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns." (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1235-11326,978-533) ...Read more

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What is the difference between anticoagulants vs antiplatelets?

What is the difference between anticoagulants vs antiplatelets?

Different mechanisms: Both Have different mechanism of action and indication for uses are different ...Read more

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What's the difference between lovenox (enoxaparin) and heparin?

Lovenox (enoxaparin) vs. heparin: Unfractionated Heparin (UFH) & enoxaparin (lovenox or lmwh) both prevent blood clots by indirectly inhibiting the function of 2 important clotting factors, xa and iia (thrombin). Ufh is very large, while lmwh is smaller. Dosing of UFH is IV or sq every 8-12 hrs, and lmwh sq every 12-24 hrs. Care is needed with lmwh if renal failure. Ufh is more likely to cause hit, a dangerous allergic reaction. ...Read more

Lithium (Definition)

Chemically, lithium is a light, soft, alkali metal. It's very highly reactive, so that in nature it's only found in compound form. It's useful in batteries. As a medication, Lithium Carbonate and citrate can be used to stabilize mood in people with bipolar disorder. In these people it can help with both mania and depression. Blood level monitoring is ...Read more


Anticoagulant (Definition)

Anticoagulants are any of a variety of drugs which decrease the body's ability to make or sustain blood clots. They fall, generally, into two categories. Drugs like Aspirin and clopidogrel (plavix) prevent platelets from forming the initial stages of a clot. Drugs like warfarin (coumadin) and dabigatran (pradaxa) block the later process ...Read more