low-molecular-weight heparins (Lovenox, Fragmin) for treating unstable angina and non-Q-wave MIs

The American Heart Assoc and American College of Cardiology now recommend low-molecular-weight heparins (Lovenox, Fragmin) for treating unstable angina and non-Q-wave MIs.

They can be used as an alternative to unfractionated heparin.

In fact, Lovenox (enoxaparin) seems to be MORE effective than standard heparin for reducing the risk of MI and death.

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