Successful treatment of heparin-associated thrombocytopenia and thrombosis using Hirulog.

Heparin-associated thrombocytopenia is a serious medical problem, especially when the patient requires continued anticoagulation. Hirulog is an immediate-acting intravenous anticoagulant that can be substituted for heparin. A new use of Hirulog in the treatment of life-threatening heparin-associated thrombocytopenia with thrombosis (HATT) is presented. Two… CONTINUE READING