The risks of bleeding, clots and death were not reduced with heparin-free hemodialysis, according to a study in the journal Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. Clinical outcomes were evaluated for 12,468 patients, and those with a history of gastrointestinal bleeding, lower hemoglobin and platelet counts, and hemorrhagic stroke were more likely to receive heparin-free hemodialysis.
Heparin-free hemodialysis not safer than HD with heparin
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