Is there any role of conventional heparin in acute MI?

Is there any role of conventional heparin in acute MI?

The video talks about role of conventional heparin in acute MI by Dr. Viveka Kumar, Senior Director - Cath Lab, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket. He explains that till the patient gets into cath lab or gets thrombolysis done, conventional heparin is good. If the patient has no access to thrombolysis or primary PTCA, then in those situations with the dual anti-platelets heparin is also given and the patient who gets post MI angina, heparin is considered to be good. He will explain that injectable heparin is given to patients who have acute MI, who are on medical management and who are thrombolyzed.

Dr. Viveka Kumar

Dr Viveka Kumar is a Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Director of the Cath Lab at Max Super Speciality Hospital in Saket, New Delhi. He completed his MBBS and MD (Medicine) from IMS (BHU), Varanasi and later obtained the DM (Cardiology) postdoc, superspeciality degree through GSVM Medical College, Kanpur. Has extensive experience in the field of Cardiac interventions and Electrophysiology. Specializes in complex angioplasties including multivessel, bifurication and left main angioplasties with Rota Ablation, FFR, IVUS, IABP, IMPELLA devices. Has done more than 7500 angioplasties and 2500 balloon valvotomies with good outcomes.

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