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VTE TP I notes
What are the risk factors of VTE?
*Estrogen use (i.e., birth control)
*Heart disease (i.e., CHF)
*Inherited coagulation disorders
What tests are used to diagnose DVT?
*Doppler ultrasound (sound waves, detect absence of blood flow)
-Impedance plethysmography (changes in electrical resistance)
What tests are run to diagnose PE?
-EKG, CXR, arterial blood gas
How does UFH work?
-Binds to and accelerates antithrombin III activity.
-The complex inactivates mostly
(factor IIa) and factor
-Body dissolves clot.
What is the antidote for major bleeding caused by heparin?
What is the dose of protamine sulfate?
-1 mg per 100 U of heparin
administered within the past 4 hrs.
: no faster than 50 mg over 10 mins