Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia following coronary artery bypass grafting: a diagnostic dilemma

Abstract

The diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a challenge in post-cardiac surgery patients because of the high incidence of non-immune thrombocytopenia and heparin-platelet factor 4 antibodies in these groups. We present a case of HIT in a post coronary artery bypass surgery patient, which was successfully treated with prompt recognition and discontinuation of heparin products.

DOI: 10.3402/jchimp.v5.28745

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@inproceedings{Khanal2015HeparininducedTF, title={Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia following coronary artery bypass grafting: a diagnostic dilemma}, author={Raju Khanal and Paras Karmacharya and Daniel A. Forman}, booktitle={Journal of community hospital internal medicine perspectives}, year={2015} }