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Blood LMWH acts on which clotting factor and how it is monitored?

1 - Which coagulation factor it acts on?
2 - How it is monitored? PT/PTT?
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This was explained by Sabio here
Question regarding LMW Heparin
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Star LMW heparin

1- LMW (enoxapin) inhibit activated factor Xa, but have less effect on antithrombin

2- generally it is not measured but should be measured in setting of renal insufficiency and pregnancy , by anti-Xa units (normal 0.5-1 units/ml).

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1- LMW (enoxapin) inhibit activated factor Xa, but have less effect on antithrombin

2- generally it is not measured but should be measured in setting of renal insufficiency and pregnancy , by anti-Xa units (normal 0.5-1 units/ml).

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i like your explanations ,straight forward ,precise and in a way that my always distracted brain can understand
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