Low Molecular Weight Heparin: An Evaluation of Current and Potential Clinical Utility in Surgery.

Abstract

Heparin, a mixture of glycosaminoglycans of various sizes, is a potent natural anticoagulant. Low molecular weight heparins (LMWH) contain only the polymers of smaller size, which appear to possess most of the antithrombotic potential. Pharmacological differences between the two suggest a number of advantages with LMWH therapy. Our objective was to… (More)

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