Hirudin causes more bleeding than heparin in a rabbit ear bleeding model.

This study was undertaken to determine the appropriateness of the current practice of using the activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) to select hirudin doses. A rabbit bleeding ear model was used to compare the effects of various doses of heparin and hirudin on the relationship between the APTT and bleeding. In addition, the effects of these agents… CONTINUE READING