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Low Molecular Weight Heparin Medication
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
Low molecular weight: 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
My wife is 14 wk pregnant with antithrombin 3 deficiency. Wht risk factors are attached and how long? We hv been adviced for low molecular heparin inj.
It sounds like: You re getting good advice and this is a complicated set of circumstances. Work with your OB team to manage everything carefully. ...Read more
I am a nursing student. My patient had an INR of 1.2 so he was put on heparin. Do you know what may have caused his INR to be that low?
In mid-July, treated for DVT/PE with TPA clotbuster + heparin, followed by Xarelto. Is it safe to do weight training on legs?
Progress known?: From your question I see that you're roughly 8 weeks from the insult. Before you begin intense exercise I would like to know if you've had a follow up ultrasound. I would want to know if your legs are now free of clots. If the veins now look clear and your breathing is back to baseline I would feel that you could engage in weight training again. As always, it's important to listen to your body. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
How long does lmwh or heparin stay in the system for? I had a dose based on my bodyweight 84kg as they couldn't scan me overnight.
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
Restate question: The question does not make any sense. ...Read more
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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