A comparison of prostacyclin and heparin on hemodialyses in dogs.


A comparison of the efficacy of prostacyclin and heparin as anticoagulants during hemodialysis in uremic dogs was evaluated. Prostacyclin was infused continuously into the arterial limb of the dialyzer (100 ng/kg/min) while heparin was administered as a 5000 unit bolus at the beginning of dialysis. Prostacyclin and heparin were alternated and a total of 4… (More)