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Who should use heparin?

People who need their blood to clot less are given heparin. Some people may be prone to blood clots or may have existing blood clots that are in danger of growing larger. Other people may only need heparin for the duration of a particular medical procedure, such as heart surgery or a blood transfusion.

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