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A 50-year-old man has undergone a bunionectomy and has been admitted to the postsurgical unit. What aspect of the man's medical history would contraindicate the use of heparin for DVT prophylaxis?
A)The man is morbidly obese.
B)The man has a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis.
C)The man had a myocardial infarction 18 months ago.
D)The man has a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
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GI ulcerations contraindicate the use of heparin. Obesity, diabetes, and previous MI do not rule out the safe use of heparin.

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