Another Example of Devastating Complication of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia Post-Cardiac Surgery: Is Danaparoid the Culprit of Another Near Fatal Complication?
François Béïque, Donald Hickey, Karine Toledano, Jean-Francois Morin
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DOI: 10.4236/ijcm.2010.12014   PDF   HTML   XML   4,764 Downloads   7,745 Views  

Abstract

We describe a patient who developed catastrophic consequences of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) post car¬diac surgery, for which she required reoperation using CPB. We also illustrate the impact of intraoperative transe¬sophageal echocardiography (TEE) in the surgical management of this patient.

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F. Béïque, D. Hickey, K. Toledano and J. Morin, "Another Example of Devastating Complication of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia Post-Cardiac Surgery: Is Danaparoid the Culprit of Another Near Fatal Complication?," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 1 No. 2, 2010, pp. 75-77. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2010.12014.

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