Heparin induced thrombocytopenia. Contemporary therapeutic approaches in light of the new oral anticoagulants.

Abstract

Heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a prothrombotic syndrome initiated by platelet-activating auto-antibodies with potentially devastating complications. Once the diagnosis of HIT is suspected, discontinuation of heparin and treatment with an alternative anticoagulant are mandatory. While established drugs for HIT are no longer available, parenteral… (More)
DOI: 10.5482/HAMO-15-04-0013

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