Practical use of Anticoagulants

  • Robert M. Lindsay
  • Anne M. Smith


To use anticoagulants optimally during dialysis it is necessary to understand hemostasis, how to evaluate it and how therapeutic agents interfere with it. Knowledge of the hemostatic defects found in uremia and the influence of dialysis upon these is necessary, as is an understanding of foreign surface induced coagulation. This chapter presents such information before providing a practical guide to anticoagulant use.


Platelet Aggregation International Normalize Ratio Activate Partial Thromboplastin Time Thrombolytic Agent Heparin Dosage 
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