Use of argatroban as a procedural and bridging anticoagulant in a patient undergoing carotid endarterectomy with concomitant atrial fibrillation.

@article{Nanda2011UseOA,
  title={Use of argatroban as a procedural and bridging anticoagulant in a patient undergoing carotid endarterectomy with concomitant atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Manisha M Nanda and Matthew J Kauflin and Priya G Jain and Jacob C Yannetta},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  year={2011},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={e16}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the use of argatroban as a procedural and bridging anticoagulant in a patient with a previous history of heparin allergy and atrial fibrillation undergoing carotid endarterectomy. CASE SUMMARY A 78-year-old female with a history of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) and multiple medical comorbidities, including atrial fibrillation requiring chronic anticoagulation with warfarin, was found to have greater than 70% stenosis of her left carotid artery by standard duplex… CONTINUE READING

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