Which medications in the drug class Anticoagulants are used in the treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome?

Updated: Sep 30, 2020
  • Author: David L Coven, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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Anticoagulants

Anticoagulants are used to prevent recurrence of clot after a spontaneous fibrinolysis.

Heparin

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


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