Reassure Heparin is Safe and Effective in the Cath Lab

You'll hear more debate over using bivalirudin during cardiac catheterization in acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

The pendulum has been swinging back and forth between bivalirudin and heparin as the agent of choice in the cath lab.

Most previous evidence suggests that bivalirudin and heparin are equally effective...but bivalirudin may lead to less bleeding which may reduce mortality.

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