Heparinization of Patients Undergoing Coronary Arteriography

Bernard R. Chaitman, John R. Burg, Josef Rosch, E. Louise Kremkau, Donald J. Palmisano, Weldon J. Walker

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To the Editor: We question the conclusion of Walker et al.1 regarding the routine use of systemic heparinization in patients undergoing percutaneous transfemoral coronary arteriography for a number of reasons. In the first place we believe that the authors' 18 per cent complication rate in nonheparinized patients makes this an unacceptable control group. The 7.4 per cent figure for cardiac complications (1/2 lethal) greatly exceeds the usual 0.5 to 1.5 per cent reported.2, 3 In a recent annual review of 445 patients who underwent selective percutaneous transfemoral coronary arteriography at the University of Oregon Medical School, where systemic heparinization was not.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-106
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume289
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 12 1973

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Chaitman, B. R., Burg, J. R., Rosch, J., Kremkau, E. L., Palmisano, D. J., & Walker, W. J. (1973). Heparinization of Patients Undergoing Coronary Arteriography. New England Journal of Medicine, 289(2), 105-106. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM197307122890219

Heparinization of Patients Undergoing Coronary Arteriography. / Chaitman, Bernard R.; Burg, John R.; Rosch, Josef; Kremkau, E. Louise; Palmisano, Donald J.; Walker, Weldon J.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 289, No. 2, 12.07.1973, p. 105-106.

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Chaitman, BR, Burg, JR, Rosch, J, Kremkau, EL, Palmisano, DJ & Walker, WJ 1973, 'Heparinization of Patients Undergoing Coronary Arteriography', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 289, no. 2, pp. 105-106. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM197307122890219
Chaitman BR, Burg JR, Rosch J, Kremkau EL, Palmisano DJ, Walker WJ. Heparinization of Patients Undergoing Coronary Arteriography. New England Journal of Medicine. 1973 Jul 12;289(2):105-106. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM197307122890219
Chaitman, Bernard R. ; Burg, John R. ; Rosch, Josef ; Kremkau, E. Louise ; Palmisano, Donald J. ; Walker, Weldon J. / Heparinization of Patients Undergoing Coronary Arteriography. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1973 ; Vol. 289, No. 2. pp. 105-106.
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