Systemic anticoagulant effect of low-dose subcutaneous unfractionated heparin as determined using thrombelastography.

@article{Matzelle2007SystemicAE,
  title={Systemic anticoagulant effect of low-dose subcutaneous unfractionated heparin as determined using thrombelastography.},
  author={Shannon J Matzelle and Neville M Gibbs and William M Weightman and Matthew R Sheminant and Richard Rowe and Stuart P. Baker},
  journal={Anaesthesia and intensive care},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={498-504}
}
In an observational study using heparinase-modified thrombelastography, we investigated the percentage of elective cardiothoracic surgical patients receiving low-dose unfractionated heparin (5000 IU 12 hourly subcutaneously) who had a demonstrable systemic heparin effect. Blood samples were obtained at induction from 40 adult elective cardiothoracic… CONTINUE READING