Antithrombin III is indicated for:
Patients with congenital deficiency
a) Prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis and thromboembolism in clinical risk situations (especially during surgery or during peri-partum period), in association with heparin if indicated.
b) Prevention of progression of deep vein thrombosis and thromboembolism in association with heparin as indicated.
Acquired antithrombin deficiency as in connection with heparin resistance associated with low antithrombin values, e.g. in surgery with the support of heart-lung machine.
For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments (click for details):
Antithrombin III is contraindicated in the following cases: