Heparin-coated perfusion systems have been used to perform cardiopulmonary bypass with decreased systemic heparin dosages. We report the case of a 60-year-old man with end-stage liver disease and severe aortic stenosis who underwent an aortic valve replacement without systemic anticoagulation, employing a heparin-coated perfusion system. In patients with a contraindication to systemic anticoagulation, cardiopulmonary bypass with a heparin-coated system without systemic anticoagulation may be a viable alternative.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine