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Table 1 Comparison of anticoagulation protocols

From: Use of a fixed, body weight-unadjusted loading dose of unfractionated heparin for extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation

  Our protocol ELSO guideline
Initial dose 3000 Ua 50–100 U/kg
Additional dose 2000–5000 U NA
Target ACT 180–200 s 1.5 times the normal value
  1. ACT activated coagulation time, ELSO Extracorporeal Life Support Organization, NA not applicable
  2. aFixed and body weight unadjusted