Adult ECMO performed with surface-heparinized equipment.

  title={Adult ECMO performed with surface-heparinized equipment.},
  author={Lars Bindslev},
  journal={ASAIO transactions},
  volume={34 4},
To avoid the drawbacks of systemic anticoagulation during prolonged extracorporeal lung assist, a heparinization technique has been developed by which partially degraded heparin is covalently end-point attached to the surface of the equipment that constitutes the extracorporeal circuit (Carmeda Bio-Active Surface; CABS). Four patients have been treated with… CONTINUE READING