Colleen Gruenwald - PhD, MHSc, RN, CCP, CPC

WHY IHM?

Simply better in today’s complex environment
In a world where patients are more complex, heparin less predictable in potency, and blood product usage under increasing scrutiny, using ACT alone to determine an accurate heparin dosing and neutralization is no longer enough.

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Individualized Heparin Management in Action

Patient: Judy

Procedure: Quadruple bypass

Complications: Diabetes, chronic renal disease and moderate anemia

Age: 68

SEE JUDY'S STORY

Patient: George

Procedure: AVR redo

Complications: Showed surprising heparin concentration results during his procedure

Age: Mid-thirties

SEE GEORGE'S STORY

Patient: Liam

Procedure: Emergency surgery to correct his TGA

Complications: Needs close monitoring to maintain proper heparinization

Age: Three days old

SEE LIAM'S STORY

Patient: Marvin

Procedure: MVR

Complications: A prolonged baseline ACT before an MVR procedure

Age: 67

SEE MARVIN'S STORY

Disclaimer

These patient stories are not intended to be a recommendation by Medtronic. They do not represent the professional opinion of any physician, practice, or practitioner. It is compiled and provided by Medtronic for general educational purposes only and should not be considered the exclusive source for this type of information. At all times, it is the professional responsibility of the practice or clinical practitioner to exercise independent judgment in a particular situation and treat patients based on their judgment and medical necessity. Results may vary.