Anticoagulants and extracorporeal circuits.


Anticoagulants are pivotal to achieve circulation in extracorporeal circuits. In this review we discuss several anticoagulants in clinical use or in the preclinical phase. In hemodialysis the low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWHs) appear to be as effective and safe as standard heparin (SH). The main advantages of LMWHs in hemodialysis are the efficacy of a… (More)