Using the PTT After Cardiac Catheterization

Using the PTT After Cardiac Catheterization
Aug 30, 2019 4:48pm

From Lori Leppert: I saw a previous post from April 9, 2014 regarding the use of the PTT result as a guide to pulling a sheath. Do you know of any references that we can refer to that indicate the PTT level in which it would be safe to pull the sheath?

See the comment from Vadim Kostousov, MD below. Click or tap here for the article that he references: Galli A, Palatnik A. What is the proper activated clotting time (ACT ) at which to remove a femoral sheath after PCI ? What are the best "protocols" for sheath removal? Crit Care Nurse. 2005r;25:88–92, 94–5.

 

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From Lori Leppert: I saw a previous post from April 9, 2014 regarding the use of the PTT result as a guide to pulling a sheath. Do you know of any references that we can refer to that indicate the PTT level in which it would be safe to pull the sheath?

See the comment from Vadim Kostousov, MD below. Click or tap here for the article that he references: Galli A, Palatnik A. What is the proper activated clotting time (ACT ) at which to remove a femoral sheath after PCI ? What are the best "protocols" for sheath removal? Crit Care Nurse. 2005r;25:88–92, 94–5.

 

By Dr. Vadim Kostousov
Aug 30, 2019 5:28pm
I would recommend this review for advanced reading--no data for PTT, because PTT as a point-of-care test is not available:
Galli A, Palatnik A. What is the proper activated clotting time (ACT) at which to remove a femoral sheath after PCI? What are the best "protocols" for sheath removal? Crit Care Nurse. 2005;25:88–92, 94–5.
http://ccn.aacnjournals.org/content/25/2/88.long

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