heparin

(redirected from LMWH)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms.
Related to LMWH: Fondaparinux

heparin

(hĕp`ərĭn), anticoagulantanticoagulant
, any of several substances that inhibit blood clot formation (see blood clotting). Some anticoagulants, such as the coumarin derivatives bishydroxycoumarin (Dicumarol) and warfarin (Coumadin) inhibit synthesis of prothrombin, a clot-forming substance, and other
..... Click the link for more information.
 produced by cells in many animals. A polysaccharide, heparin is found in the human body and occurs in greatest concentration in the tissues surrounding the capillaries of the lungs and the liver. The substance, extracted from animal tissues, is used clinically to delay blood clottingblood clotting,
process by which the blood coagulates to form solid masses, or clots. In minor injuries, small oval bodies called platelets, or thrombocytes, tend to collect and form plugs in blood vessel openings.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

heparin

[′hep·ə·rən]
(biochemistry)
An acid mucopolysaccharide acting as an antithrombin, antithromboplastin, and antiplatelet factor to prolong the clotting time of whole blood; occurs in a variety of tissues, most abundantly in liver.
References in periodicals archive ?
Guidelines from the American College of Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, and British Thoracic Society recommend outpatient treatment of deep vein thrombosis with LMWH, which they find to be safe and cost effective for select patients.
Two patients demonstrated a reduction of over 50% in the platelet count that responded with the subsequent cessation of LMWH.
2001) concerning the safety of home treatment of DVT found significantly higher rates of partial and total recanalization in patients sent home and treated with LMWH and ambulation with compression, as compared to patients treated with unfractionated heparin and immobility.
The South African Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis has provided guidelines for monitoring patients receiving prophylactic LMWH anticoagulation (Table IV).
Therefore, it was decided for our patient to continue for now with therapeutic doses of LMWH, which he was taking with clinical and radiological (color Doppler US) improvement, and without any bleeding problems.
For the one case in RES group and one case in LMWH group, it was located in the portal vein and splenic vein, respectively.
This trial provides high-quality evidence to support the practice of simply stopping warfarin in the perioperative period, rather than bridging with LMWH.
The investigators concluded that patients undergoing knee arthroscopy have a moderate risk of VTE, and effective prophylaxis can be achieved with LMWH (reviparin).
In pregnant patients, LMWH at fixed doses is less effective than warfarin therapy in preventing thromboembolic complications.
When compared with the vitamin K antagonist warfarin, LMWH appears to be associated with a significantly reduced rate of recurrent VTE.
Results: Live birth was achieved 85% of the LMWH group and 66% of the control group (p=0.
We have recently adopted the UV-RI method described in the EP monograph and compared the molecular weight results generated for LMWH using each detection type.