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2019 May 03

J Med Case Rep



Regional anticoagulation with heparin of an extracorporeal CO removal circuit: a case report.


Tramarin J, Cortegiani A, Gregoretti C, Vitale F, Palmeri C, Iozzo P, Forfori F, Giarratano A
J Med Case Rep. 2019 May 03; 13(1):123.
PMID: 31046832.


Extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal is an increasingly used respiratory support technique. As is true of all extracorporeal techniques, extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal needs proper anticoagulation. We report a case of a patient at risk of bleeding complications who was treated with extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal and anticoagulated with a regional technique.