TITLE

SUSTAINED HYPOTENSION SECONDARY TO PROTAMINE SULFATE

AUTHOR(S)
Jackson, David R.
PUB. DATE
May 1970
SOURCE
Angiology;May1970, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p295
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Two cases show how the protamine sulfate used to counteract the effects of heparin after vascular reconstructive procedures, can lead in certain susceptible persons, to sustained hypotension lasting up to 3 to 5 days and necessitating vasopressors to maintain a blood pressure level required for the patency of the reconstructed vessel. This phenomenon while not common must be recognized and promptly corrected in view of its inherent danger both to life and to the particular vascular reconstruction.
ACCESSION #
16352801

 

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