Low-dose heparin in the prevention of thrombotic complications following acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Zawilska1989LowdoseHI,
  title={Low-dose heparin in the prevention of thrombotic complications following acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Krystyna Zawilska and Piotr Psuja and Krzysztof Lewandowski and M Wr{\'o}ź},
  journal={Cor et vasa},
  year={1989},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={179-85}
}
103 patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), disqualified for thrombolytic treatment, were randomized into two groups. Group I received 5000 IU of heparin (subcutaneously, twice daily) for 14 to 21 days. Group II was without anticoagulant prophylaxis. Patients were evaluated for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) using radiofibrinogen uptake test and for the presence of intracardiac mural thrombus (ICT) by two-dimensional echocardiography (50 patients). The incidence of DVT was 4% in group I… CONTINUE READING

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