Monitoring heparin anticoagulation and its neutralization.

  title={Monitoring heparin anticoagulation and its neutralization.},
  author={David R Jobes and Alan Schwartz and Norig Ellison and Richard Andrews and R A Ruffini and J J Ruffini},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={31 2},
Heparin anticoagulation and its neutralization were monitored by three different techniques: a manual protamine titration, an automated activated coagulation time, and an automated protamine titration. All three techniques provided satisfactory information. The decision of which to use must be based on other considerations such as available manpower and cost of equipment. The effect of using the automated protamine titration test on heparin and protamine requirements, and on blood loss measured… CONTINUE READING

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