How is heparin administered in the treatment of protein S deficiency?

Updated: Jan 03, 2021
  • Author: Mohammad Muhsin Chisti, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Perumal Thiagarajan, MD  more...
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Heparin is administered as follows:

  • Initial heparin treatment may be with intravenous unfractionated heparin or subcutaneous low molecular weight heparin (LMWH)
  • Heparin should be given for a minimum of 5 days
  • Manage heparin with standard protocols; see  Deep Venous Thrombosis or  Pulmonary Embolism for additional details

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