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Preventing thromboembolism after myocardial infarction: effect of low-dose heparin or smoking.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  831965     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A trial of low-dose subcutaneous heparin to prevent thromboembolic complications after myocardial infarction was carried out in 78 patients. Of the 37 heparin-treated patients only two (5%) developed evidence of leg vein thrombosis, while 14 (34%) of the 41 controls did so, and five controls developed pulmonary emboli. Leg vein thrombosis developed in 12 (50%) of the 24 controls who did not smoke cigarettes but in only two (13%) of the 17 controls who were cigarette smokers. Non-smokers who have a myocardial infarction should be given low-dose heparin subcutaneously to prevent leg vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
P A Emerson; P Marks
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British medical journal     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0007-1447     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Med J     Publication Date:  1977 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-03-15     Completed Date:  1977-03-15     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372673     Medline TA:  Br Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  18-20     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Heparin / therapeutic use*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / complications*
Pulmonary Embolism / prevention & control
Thromboembolism / etiology,  prevention & control*
Thrombophlebitis / prevention & control
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