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Low molecular weight heparin in prevention of perioperative thrombosis.

Authors
  • Leizorovicz, A
  • Haugh, M C
  • Chapuis, F R
  • Samama, M M
  • Boissel, J P
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Publication Date
Oct 17, 1992
Volume
305
Issue
6859
Pages
913–920
Identifiers
PMID: 1281030
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Low molecular weight heparins seem to have a higher benefit to risk ratio than unfractionated heparin in preventing perioperative thrombosis. However, it remains to be shown in a suitably powered clinical trial whether low molecular weight heparin reduces the risk of fatal pulmonary embolism compared with heparin.

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