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General Consideration

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Which of the following statements regarding usage of low mo¬lecular Weight heparin (LMWH) in DVT is false (AIIMS Nov 2010)



A The action of LMWH is only in prevention of DVT and hence pulmo¬nary embolism.

B It is less effective than unfractionated heparin.

C It is less likely to cause bleeding.

D Its effect is mainly on proximal venous thrombosis which is the main cause of pulmonary embolism.

Ans. B

It is less effective than unfractionated heparin

LMHW is as effective as UN fractionated heparin in preventing DVT but is said to be less likely to cause bleeding. More over its main effect is on proximal venous thrombosis the major cause of pulmonary embolism.

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