Which medications in the drug class Anticoagulants, Hematologic are used in the treatment of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting?

Updated: Dec 04, 2019
  • Author: Rohit Shahani, MD, MS, MCh; Chief Editor: Karlheinz Peter, MD, PhD  more...
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Anticoagulants, Hematologic

Anticoagulants prevent recurrent or ongoing thromboembolic occlusion of the vertebrobasilar circulation.

Heparin

Heparin augments the activity of antithrombin III and prevents conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin. It does not actively lyse but is able to inhibit further thrombogenesis. It prevents the recurrence of a clot after spontaneous fibrinolysis.


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