Anticoagulation monitoring part 2: Unfractionated heparin and low-molecular-weight heparin.

OBJECTIVE To review the availability, mechanisms, limitations, and clinical application of point-of-care (POC) devices used in monitoring anticoagulation with unfractionated heparin (UFH) and low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWHs). DATA SOURCES Articles were identified through a MEDLINE search (1966-August 2004), device manufacturer Web sites, additional… CONTINUE READING