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Found this. Makes sense.

Posted by . on Mon, Jun 09 2014 at 02:02 PM CDT:

In Reply to: My 35 y/o DD is having surg on her carot art to repr aneurysm. posted by dr put her on blood thinners 5 days prior. . seems strange. What do you think? on Mon, Jun 09 2014 at 12:46 PM CDT:

Heparin is the anticoagulant of choice to prevent thrombosis distally to the clamped internal carotid artery during CEA owing to heparin's rapid onset of action, its short effective half-life (approximately 90-120 minutes), and its ability to be neutralized by protamine. In spite of their high anti-factor Xa to anti-factor IIa activity ratio, and thus the potential to inhibit thrombosis with fewer bleeding side effects, low-molecular-weight heparins are not typically used as an adjunct to CEA owing to

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