Which medications in the drug class Anticoagulants are used in the treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

Updated: Jan 10, 2019
  • Author: Daryl A Rosenbaum, MD; Chief Editor: Sherwin SW Ho, MD  more...
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Anticoagulants

Anticoagulants are used to treat acute arterial or venous occlusion.

Heparin

Potentiates antithrombin III and prevents conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin. Inhibits thrombogenesis.

Warfarin (Coumadin)

Interferes with hepatic synthesis of vitamin K–dependent coagulation factors. Tailor dose to maintain an INR in the range of 2-3.


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