Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a serious, antibody-mediated complication of heparin which significantly confers risks of thrombosis and devastating outcomes. Once diagnosed, it requires immediate cessation of heparin and therapy with an alternative anticoagulant. No data are available in the literature on the pathophysiology and clinical implications of performing prolonged extracorporeal membrane oxygenation with a heparin-coated system in a patient with acute HIT treated with bivalirudin.
- Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
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- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Advanced and Specialised Nursing
- Safety Research