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Podcast: Heparin Anticoagulation for Hemodialysis Patients

Clinical practice guidelines for chronic hemodialysis recommend heparin anticoagulation for the majority of hemodialysis patients. Listen to this podcast, in which George Aronoff, MD, discusses the importance of using heparin in hemodialysis, the risks involved with prescribing heparin and the conditions under which physicians could consider prescribing heparin-free dialysis.

George Aronoff, MD, MS, FACP

George Aronoff, MD, MS, FACP

George R. Aronoff, MD, is vice president, clinical affairs for DaVita Kidney Care’s U.S. hemodialysis operations and is the former chief medical officer of Renal Ventures Management, LLC. He graduated from Indiana University with a BA in chemistry and received his doctor of medicine degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Aronoff has served on the Board of Directors for both the Renal Physicians Association and the Kidney Health Initiative, a public‐private partnership of the American Society of Nephrology, and the Food and Drug Administration of the United States. Twitter: @georgearonoff