Dosing chart for administering Heparin.
Updated on Jan. 31, 2008.
Heparin use should be re-evaluated with any significant change in pt's neurologic function, or with unstable hemodynamics or evidence of bleeding.
Indications and dosing
Neuro: Suspected or proven embolic stroke without
high risk of stroke progression
12 units/kg/hr to a max of 1,200 units/hr
Check PTT 6 hours after bolus or after any rate
Neuro: Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis or strokes
at risk for progression. These include critical large vessel
stenosis (carotid, basilar or MCA) or patients with
fluctuating ischemic symptoms. Consider lower theriputic range if large areas of infarction present or any ICH.
80 units/kg IV up to a max of 5,000 units
12 units/kg/hr to a max of 1,200 units/hr for normal body
habitus and 1,800 units/hr for morbid obesity
50-70 or 60-84 seconds
Peripheral Venous Thrombosis: DVT, PE
Consider lower theraputic range if large areas of infarction present or any ICH.
80 units/kg IV up to a max of 7,500
18 units/kg/hr max dose of 1800 units/hr
Indication and dosing at Provider Discretion
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