2017.1 : SAQ 8

Compare and contrast low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) and unfractionated heparin (UFH).

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These are drugs that are commonly administered to our patients pre-operatively and can impact upon our procedural decisions.

LMWH only inhibits factor XI  TRUE/FALSE

High dose UFH can inhibit platelet aggregation  TRUE/FALSE

Only UFH can be administered IV  TRUE/FALSE

Only UFH prolongs APTT  TRUE/FALSE

LMWH has less predictable pharmacokinetics  TRUE/FALSE

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