Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia type II after cardiac surgery: predictors and outcome.

@article{Assmann2010HeparininducedTT,
  title={Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia type II after cardiac surgery: predictors and outcome.},
  author={Alexander Assmann and Udo Boeken and Peter Feindt and Paulus Schurr and Payam Akhyari and Artur Lichtenberg},
  journal={The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon},
  year={2010},
  volume={58 8},
  pages={463-7}
}
BACKGROUND Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a serious complication after cardiac surgery. The aim of the present study was to identify pre- and intraoperative predictors for the postoperative occurrence of HIT. The study additionally focused on the impact of HIT on postoperative outcome. METHODS Retrospective analysis was performed for 5073 patients who had required extracorporeal circulation during cardiac surgery. Patients were divided into 3 groups: 1) patients who had… CONTINUE READING