Jane Cross
John Radcliffe Hospital
SurgeryHeparin-induced thrombocytopeniaHeparinLepirudinDanaparoidThrombosisMedicineComplication
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This review is specifically designed to aid the vascular surgeon in the management of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia is a rare complication of heparin administration, which poses significant morbidity and mortality. Its onset is usually 5 to 10 days after the heparin administration and should be suspected if platelet counts drop by at least 50%. Confirmation is given by the presence of HIT antibodies on an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) or in ...
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