Special considerations with fondaparinux therapy: heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and wound healing.

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Multiple options for anticoagulation therapy are now available, placing an additional responsibility on health care workers for choosing the optimal therapy for each patient. The heparins carry a risk of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), an immune-mediated reaction to heparin that may lead to pulmonary embolism and death. Fondaparinux, a new… (More)

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