Clinical cardiopulmonary bypass without systemic anticoagulation

Robert Dowling, Michael E. Brown, Robert O. Whittington, Joseph J. Quinlan, John M. Armitage

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1176-1177
Number of pages2
JournalThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1993


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Dowling, R., Brown, M. E., Whittington, R. O., Quinlan, J. J., & Armitage, J. M. (1993). Clinical cardiopulmonary bypass without systemic anticoagulation. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 56(5), 1176-1177.