Heparin therapy during extracorporeal circulation. I. Problems inherent in existing heparin protocols.

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Five heparin protocols, representative of about 30 presently used throughout the country, were analyzed. The adequacy of anticoagulation during and the precision of protamine neutralization at the conclusion of extracorporeal circulation were studied. In each of 50 patient's age, height, weight, or surface area was of no help in predicting heparin kinetics… (More)

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