Clinical presentation, temporal relationship, and outcome in thirty-three patients with type 2 heparin-induced thrombocytopenia after cardiotomy.


BACKGROUND Type 2 heparin-induced thrombocytopenia is an uncommon but often fatal complication of heparin, frequently difficult to diagnose after cardiac surgery. In this series, we record the clinical presentation, temporal relationship, and treatment outcome of patients diagnosed with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia postoperatively. METHODS Thirty… (More)


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