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Is heparin given for excessive blood thinning?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Heparin is use to thin the blood.

In brief: No

Heparin is use to thin the blood.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Richard Roberts
Clinical Genetics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: "blood thinning"

This is an unfortunate description in medicine which can be misleading.
People at risk of clots forming in their blood stream need anti-coagulants to prevent the clots from forming. The blood is not actually "thinned", the medication given makes the blood less likely to clot by partially blocking the clotting mechanism. The medications are called anticoagulents, such as Warfarin or heparin,

In brief: "blood thinning"

This is an unfortunate description in medicine which can be misleading.
People at risk of clots forming in their blood stream need anti-coagulants to prevent the clots from forming. The blood is not actually "thinned", the medication given makes the blood less likely to clot by partially blocking the clotting mechanism. The medications are called anticoagulents, such as Warfarin or heparin,
Dr. Richard Roberts
Dr. Richard Roberts
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Never

That would be like giving cyanide for arsenic poisoning!

In brief: Never

That would be like giving cyanide for arsenic poisoning!
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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