Cardiopulmonary bypass

Indication for Heparin

Population group: Suitable for both men and women, only adults (18 years old or older)

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

300 units/kg

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

300 - 300 [iU] per kg of body weight

Dosage regimen

From 300 To 300 [iU] per kg of body weight once every day

Detailed description

Initially 300 units/kg intravenously, adjusted thereafter to maintain the activated clotting time (ACT) in the range 400-500 seconds.

Dosage considerations

By continuous intravenous infusion in 5% glucose or 0.9% sodium chloride or by intermittent intravenous injection.

The intravenous injection volume of heparin injection should not exceed 15ml.

As the effects of heparin are short-lived, administration by intravenous infusion is preferable to intermittent intravenous injections.

Active ingredient

Heparin is an anticoagulant and acts by inhibiting thrombin and by potentiating the naturally occurring inhibitors of activated Factor X (Xa).

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