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Effect of Unfractionated Heparin on TFPI Elimination
(Preprint; Manuskript; Peer reviewed, 2010)
Background: Tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) plays an important role for the anticoagulant effect of heparin. Depletion of intravascular TFPI by treatment with unfractionated heparin (UFH), and not by low molecular weight heparin (LMWH), has been suggested to explain the superiority of LMWH in treatment of both arterial and venous thrombosis. The present study was undertaken to investigate ...