Heparin management test versus activated coagulation time during cardiovascular surgery: correlation with anti-Xa activity.

@article{Fitch1999HeparinMT,
  title={Heparin management test versus activated coagulation time during cardiovascular surgery: correlation with anti-Xa activity.},
  author={Jane C. K. Fitch and K. Geary and Gayle P. Mirto and Daniel W. Byrne and Roberta L. Hines},
  journal={Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia},
  year={1999},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={53-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the abilities of the heparin management test (HMT) and the activated coagulation time (ACT) to provide a measurement of heparin effect in patients undergoing cardiac or peripheral vascular surgery. These measurements of heparin effect were also compared with measurements of heparin concentrations tested by anti-Xa activity. A secondary objective was to compare the performance of the noncitrated HMT with that of the citrated HMT. DESIGN A prospective study. SETTING A… CONTINUE READING