Which medications in the drug class Anticoagulants are used in the treatment of Peripheral Vascular Disease?

Updated: Dec 31, 2017
  • Author: Everett Stephens, MD; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Anticoagulants

Anticoagulants reduce thrombin generation and fibrin formation and minimize clot propagation.

Heparin

Augments activity of antithrombin III and prevents conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin. Does not actively lyse but is able to inhibit further thrombogenesis. Prevents reaccumulation of clot after spontaneous fibrinolysis.


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