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Low molecular weight heparin & unstable angina

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At a dose of 100 U/kg/day low molecular weight heparin is more or equally effective as unfractionated heparin in the treatment of unstable angina.

LMWH should be combined with aspirin.


  • Fragmin during instability in coronary artery disease (FRISC) study group (1996). Low-molecular-weight heparin during instability in coronary artery disease. Lancet, 347, 561-8.
  • Cohen, M et al. (1997). A comparison of low-molecular-weight heparin with unfractionated heparin for unstable coronary artery disease. NEJM, 337, 447-52.

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