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Year : 1979  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 70-74

Heparin rebound : A cause of bleeding following open heart surgery


Department of Cardio-vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Seth G. S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, Bombay-400 012, India

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S V Purandare
Department of Cardio-vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Seth G. S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, Bombay-400 012
India
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Fifty patients undergoing open-heart surgery were studied. Twelve patients showed heparin rebound phenomenon in the post­perfusion period and was one of the important factors responsible for bleeding after open-heart surgery. The clotting time came back to normal in all the cases after administration of extra pro­tamine.






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