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Thrombin Antithrombin Complex
Do you know are so effect, why are they not used instead of anti-thrombins in deep vein thrombosis ?
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Not always: U mean: PTT vs. Pt? The partial thromboplastin time (PTT) measures the intrinsic pathway of the coagulation cascade; the protime (pt), the extrinsic. The pt is commonly affected by vitamin k antagonists (think: coumadin); the ptt, by heparin. Clotting factor deficiencies may also prolong both pt and ptt, but formal hematologist testing is required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.They then converge at the final common pathway. ...Read more
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