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Prevention and treatment of venous thrombosis and pulmonary emboli

treatment of atrial fibrillation with embolization

diagnosis and treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation

prevention of clotting in blood samples and heparin lock sets.


Heparin actions

Inhibits thrombus and clot production by blocking the conversion of prothrombin to thrombin and fibrinogen to fibrin


Heparin adverse effects

Loss of hair , osteoporosis, bruising
suppression of renal funcion (with long term use)



Treatment of patients with AF, artificial heart valves, or valvular damage that makes PT susceptible to thrombus and embolus formation;
prevention and treatment of VTE, pulmonary embolus, and systemic emboli after MI