Year : 2017  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 122-

Effect of heparin and Bivalirudin on the kinetics of clot formation: Viscoelastic coagulation testing


Suruchi Hasija, Poonam Malhotra Kapoor 
 Department of Cardiac Anaesthesiology, Cardio Thoracic Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Poonam Malhotra Kapoor
Professor, Cardiac Anaesthesia, CTC, AIIMS, New Delhi
India




How to cite this article:
Hasija S, Kapoor PM. Effect of heparin and Bivalirudin on the kinetics of clot formation: Viscoelastic coagulation testing.Ann Card Anaesth 2017;20:122-122


How to cite this URL:
Hasija S, Kapoor PM. Effect of heparin and Bivalirudin on the kinetics of clot formation: Viscoelastic coagulation testing. Ann Card Anaesth [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Jul 5 ];20:122-122
Available from: http://www.annals.in/text.asp?2017/20/1/122/197855


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 Introduction



Heparin is a widely used anticoagulant that inhibits thrombin and factor Xa via antithrombin III. Bivalirudin is a direct thrombin inhibitor and does not inhibit factor Xa. It inhibits both circulating and clot-bound thrombin. In order to better understand the mechanisms of action of these anticoagulants, we studied their effects on the viscoelastic coagulation tests: Rotational thromboelastometry, Thromboelastography and Sonoclot.Here, we provide only representative signatures obtained on viscoelastic coagulation testing of blood samples of patients undergoing open heart surgery and anticoagulated with either heparin or bivalirudin.

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