[Bivalirudin and cardiac surgery: two case reports].

  title={[Bivalirudin and cardiac surgery: two case reports].},
  author={Sabina Caciolli and Domenico Prisco and Pierluigi Stef{\`a}no},
  journal={Giornale italiano di cardiologia},
  volume={9 5},
Immune reactions to heparin and in particular heparin-induced thrombocytopenia are not rare and potentially fatal complications of heparin treatment. These conditions are frequently underdiagnosed in cardiac surgery. Moreover, few data are available in the literature about the use of alternative anticoagulants to heparin in this setting. We describe the… CONTINUE READING