Is the use of intraoperative heparin safe? Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Anticoagulants
  • Graft Survival
  • Heparin
  • Surgical Flaps

abstract

  • Intraoperative systemic heparin use has no statistically significant effect on the incidence of microvascular thrombosis. In addition, administration of a single dose of intraoperative heparin does not increase the rate of hematoma formation or prevent microvascular thrombosis. Thus, critical factors for flap survival are likely independent of the use of intraoperative anticoagulation.

publication date

  • March 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.prs.0000299267.84139.2a

PubMed ID

  • 18317086

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 49e

end page

  • 53e

volume

  • 121

number

  • 3