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  • Is heparin needed for patients with an intra-aortic balloon pump? [Review]
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2012; 15(1):136-9Pucher PH, Cummings IG, … McCormack DJ
  • We addressed the question of whether or not the currently available evidence base supports heparinization in the context of a patient requiring cardiovascular support with an intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP). A best evidence topic was written according to a previously defined structured protocol. A literature search returned 443 papers, 3 of which were deemed relevant. Jiang et al. randomized 153…
  • Modified Blalock-Taussig shunts: to heparinize or not to heparinize? [Journal Article]
    Can J Cardiol 1996; 12(7):645-7Mullen JC, Lemermeyer G, Bentley MJ
  • CONCLUSIONS: Avoidance of heparin after an MBTS procedure is a safe practice and may reduce bleeding problems and the incidence of significant seromas surrounding the graft. Postoperative shunt thrombosis is more likely related to intraoperative technical difficulty or extremely small pulmonary artery size.
  • Hageman factor deficiency presentation and implications for management. [Journal Article]
    Conn Med 1992; 56(9):469-71Harper K, Friedland ML
  • One of the more fascinating aspects of patient management arises when dealing with coagulation disorders. Factor XII deficiency, first described by Ratnoff in 1968, is one such coagulation disorder which provides some interesting challenges in management. Factor XII deficiency has been shown to be an inherited autosomal recessive disorder. The presence of Hageman factor abnormality trait can be c…
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