Different anticoagulation protocols needed for two ECMO profiles

Venoarterial and venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) are different beasts requiring different anticoagulation strategies, according to new Australian research. The HECTIC study, published in Scientific Reports, compared haemostatic and coagulation profiles of 17 VA ECMO and 22 VV ECMO patients at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney,  between 2017 and 2019. The study described a ...

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