Unfractioned Heparin - How is Unfractioned Heparin abbreviated?
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The practice guideline of the Dutch College of General Practitioners does not recommend any specific treatment, but a recently published guideline of the American College of Chest Physicians advocates the use of an intermediate dosage of unfractioned heparin
or low molecular-weight heparin for at least 4 weeks--they based this conclusion, however, on an unclear risk/benefit ratio.
One review article of antithrombotic agents during pregnancy noted that a reduction of bone mineral density occurs in up to 30% of pregnant women receiving unfractioned heparin
(UH), causing symptomatic vertebral fractures in 2%-3% of such women, he said at the Third International Conference on Sex Hormones, Pregnancy, and the Rheumatic Diseases.