CME/CE: Stroke Rounds: Heparin Reversal Following CEA Safe
By: Alere Staff
American Heart Association
October 22, 2015 – October 22, 2017
Physicians: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™
The use of protamine following carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is associated with fewer bleeding complications, without an increase in major thrombotic outcomes, including stroke, myocardial infarction or death, according to a meta-analysis. Protamine use was associated with a significant decrease in major bleeding complications requiring additional surgery.