Thromboplastin-induced Hypercoagulability and its Prevention

IT was shown in a previous investigation1 that the plasma content of heparin co-factor (anti-thrombin II) is markedly decreased during the first post-operative week. This decrease could be prevented by intravenous administration of 15,000 international units (I.U.) of heparin to the patients at the beginning of the operation. It was therefore suggested that… CONTINUE READING