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First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 (2021) | Physician Assistant School Study Aid

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Heparin Mechanisms
Mechanism of Action
Short Half-life
Antithrombin Activation Cofactor
Decrease Thrombin, Factor Xa
Side Effects
Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT)
Protamine Sulfate
2 mins
Heparin Indications
Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
Pulmonary Embolism
Atrial Fibrillation
Used during Pregnancy
1 min
Enoxaparin (Lovenox)
Mechanism of Action
Inhibits Clotting Factors
Factor Xa
Clot Formation Prevention
Side Effects
Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT)
Medication Education
Subcutaneous Injection
2 Inches from Umbilicus or Incisions
Protamine Sulfate
2 mins
Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT)
5-10 Days After Heparin Exposure
Heparin-Platelet Factor 4 Complex
Autoantibodies Form Against Complex
Heparin-Platelet Factor 4-Antibody Complex Binds Platelets
Platelet Aggregation
Procoagulant Release
Serotonin Release Assay (SRA)
Stop Heparin, Start Direct Thrombin Inhibitor
2 mins

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