Heparins, low-molecular-weight heparins, and pentasaccharides: use in the older patient.

@article{Dinwoodey2008HeparinsLH,
  title={Heparins, low-molecular-weight heparins, and pentasaccharides: use in the older patient.},
  author={Danya L Dinwoodey and Jack Ansell},
  journal={Cardiology clinics},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={145-55, v}
}
Age-related alterations in renal function, protein binding, and increased bleeding risk must be considered prior to administering anticoagulants to the increasing elderly population. Clinical use of unfractionated heparin, low-molecular-weight heparin, and fondaparinux are reviewed with respect to their role in prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism, as well as for treatment of acute coronary syndrome. In addition, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, a potentially life-threatening… CONTINUE READING

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