Effect of multielement intravascular ultrasound on the anticoagulant potency of enoxaparin.


Journal Article

Two patients, treated with enoxaparin and eptifibatide, developed significant guide catheter-associated thrombus while undergoing intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). Using an ex vivo assay, we found that activation of a multielement IVUS catheter resulted in a decrease in anti-Xa activity and a decrease in clot formation time. This effect occurred rapidly and repeatedly after activation of the IVUS catheter.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stouffer, GA; Pathak, A; Whinna, HC; Ohman, EM

Published Date

  • June 1, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 93 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1453 - A12

PubMed ID

  • 15165941

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15165941

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.02.057


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States