Which anticoagulants can be used during the plasmapheresis

Which anticoagulants can be used during the plasmapheresis procedure?

The most common anticoagulants used are sodium citrate, unfractionated heparin, and hirudin; nafamostat mesylate, a synthetic serine protease inhibitor, has been commonly used in Japan as an anticoagulant in hemodialysis and plasmapheresis procedures.

There are some reports of plasmapheresis without anticoagulation as a safe and effective procedure in patients at high risk of bleeding.

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