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Had a Hip replacement surgery, suggested to give Heparin, to fly back home. Can Heparin remove DVT risk?

My mother has just had an emergency hip replacement after a fall on holiday. She is a 12 hour flight away from home. Her consultant believes that with a daily dose of Heparin , she should be fit to fly 3 weeks post surgery, though guidelines online suggest waiting 12 weeks. Can Heparin make all the difference in removing the DVT risk? She has had post-flight DVT in the past. She is 67 and otherwise in good health.
Asked On : Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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Deep vein thrombosis is due to blood clot formation in the legs veins.
Heparin is an anti coagulant.

So it prevent the blood from clotting through anti platelet action.
It also fibrolysis(Dissolves) clots which are formed already.

So with no other medical conditions heparin will help in quick recovery.
Answered: Tue, 2 Jul 2013
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