Title: Regional anaesthesia and thromboembolism prophylaxis/anticoagulation
Authors: Gogarten, W ×
Van Aken, H
Wulf, H
Klose, R
Vandermeulen, Erik
Harenberg, J #
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: Blackwell wissenschafts-verlag gmbh
Series Title: Anasthesiologie & intensivmedizin vol:38 issue:12 pages:623-628
Abstract: Performing regional anaesthetics in patients who have or will receive some form of anticoagulation is still discussed controversially. However, spinal or epidural anaesthesia is considered safe during low-dose therapy with unfractioned or low molecular weight heparins as long as the following time intervals between administration of heparin and spinal/epidural puncture or removal of the catheter are carefully taken into account, After unfractioned heparin, placement of a needle or catheter and removal of the epidural catheter should be delayed for 4 hours, A subsequent injection of unfractioned heparin can be administered after 1 hour, This includes intraoperative intravenous full heparinisation, provided ACT is carefully monitored,
ISSN: 0170-5334
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Anesthesiology and Algology
× corresponding author
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