Lack of heparin efficacy with Meitheal 10,000 unit/10 ml product?

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Leah Cochran
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Lack of heparin efficacy with Meitheal 10,000 unit/10 ml product?

Hello all. we have recently had several reports from our Cath lab of patient's requiring high doses of heparin to attain therapeutic ACTs. We have perhaps found a correlation between this and a new heparin product we are stocking > Meitheal Heparin 10,000 units/10 ml vial. We have seen doses reported as high as 24,000 units to attain an ACT > 300. Has anyone else encountered a similar issue recently?

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