Heparin and Catheter-related Thrombosis in Neonates and Infants Following Cardiac Surgery
Heparin is frequently used in central venous catheters (CVCs) in post-operative cardiac patients. It remains unclear if a heparin infusion, compared to a normal saline infusion, prevents thrombosis of CVCs after surgery. This study will answer the question: does a low-dose heparin infusion (10 units/kg/h) prevent thrombosis, compared to a normal saline infusion, in patients less than one year of age after cardiac surgery?
Stanford is not currently accepting new patients for this trial. You may want to check clinicaltrials.gov to see if other locations are recruiting.
- drug : Placebo infusion
- drug : Heparin sulfate infusion at 10 units/kg/hour
Ages Eligible For Study:
- All infants < 1 year of age undergoing cardiac surgery at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital & #xA