Heparin Dosing And Indications Quiz! Trivia

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  • 1. 
    What category of drug does Heparin belong to?
    • A. 

      Anticoagulant

    • B. 

      Haematologic drug

    • C. 

      Haematologic drug + anticoagulant

    • D. 

      NSAIDS

    • E. 

      Antipsychotic

  • 2. 
    Which coagulation factors are inactivated by Heparin?
    • A. 

      Factor X

    • B. 

      FActor Xa, IXa IIa, XIa, XIIa =multisites of coag pathway + neutralises thromboplastin (factor III)

    • C. 

      Antithrombin

    • D. 

      Factor VII

    • E. 

      FActor XIII

  • 3. 
    Heparin is            with      activity by inactivating factor   and inhibiting the conversion of     to    . Also further activates thrombin preventing the conversion of fibrinogen to       . Finally heparin also stops the formation of a stable fibrin clot by inhibiting the activation of
  • 4. 
    What are the major indications for the use of Heparin?
  • 5. 
    What's the main difference with LMWH?
    • A. 

      Different action to normal heparin

    • B. 

      Longer half life

    • C. 

      Given to outpatients only

    • D. 

      Longer half life and often given to outpatients + pts require lower doses

    • E. 

      More potent then normal heparin

  • 6. 
    What is the principal anticoagulant action of heparin?
    • A. 

      Binds factors IIA, IXa + Xa

    • B. 

      Binds to factor X

    • C. 

      Binds to antithrombin III

    • D. 

      Binds to fibrin

    • E. 

      Inhibits platelet aggregation