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Correction to Dosage in: Parenteral Anticoagulants: Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis, 9th ed: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines. FREE TO VIEW

Chest. 2013;144(2):721. doi:10.1378/chest.13-1396
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The article “Parenteral Anticoagulants: Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis, 9th ed: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines” (February 2012;141[2][Suppl]:e24S-e43S) contained an error in a dose in the last paragraph of section 1.1.3 on page e27S. The text should read maximum of 1,000 units/h rather than 1,000 units/kg/hr.

The corrected paragraph now reads:

“The doses of heparin recommended for treatment of acute coronary syndromes are lower than those used to treat VTE. The American College of Cardiology recommends a heparin bolus of 60 to 70 units/kg (maximum 5,000 units) followed by an infusion of 12 to 15 units/kg/h (maximum 1,000 units/h) for unstable angina and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.53 Even lower doses of heparin are recommended when heparin is given in conjunction with fibrinolytic agents for treatment of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Here, the bolus is about 60 units/kg (maximum 4,000 units) and the infusion is 12 units/kg/h (maximum of 1,000 units/h).54

The article has been corrected.


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