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Low-dose subcutaneous heparin in prevention of deep-vein thrombosis

Abstract

Earlier this year1 we discussed the prevention and treatment of venous thrombosis and concluded that heparin in low dosage seemed the most promising drug for preventing deep-vein thrombosis postoperatively, although the optimum regimen was not yet known. Sharnoff and his associates who began this work 10 years ago claim to have shown that this treatment largely prevents fatal pulmonary embolism.2

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