Low-Molecular-Weight Heparins for Deep Vein Thrombosis
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Low-molecular-weight heparin can be used to treat or prevent a deep vein thrombosis.Reference 1 When used for treatment, low-molecular-weight heparins prevent new blood clots from forming and prevent existing clots from getting larger.
- This allows the normal body systems to dissolve the clots that are already formed.
- This also reduces the risk of Reference pulmonary embolism Opens New Window.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Jeffrey S. Ginsberg, MD - Hematology