Heparinless cardiopulmonary bypass with ancrod

Albert H. O-Yurvati, Glenn W. Laub, Theodore J. Southgate, Lynn B. McGrath

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A case is reported of a 22-year-old man with heparininduced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis syndrome and a right atrial foreign body (Greenfield filter). Heparinless cardiopulmonary bypass for removal of the foreign body was conducted by pretreatment with ancrod, a rapid-acting antifibrinolytic of pit viper venom origin. Treatment protocol and a literature review are included in this article.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1656-1658
Number of pages3
JournalThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1994


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