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Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: An Update

Authors
Publisher
Bangla. Soc. of Geriatric Cardiology & Int.l Soc. of Cardio. Ultrasound, Bangla Chapt.
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Keywords
  • Cardiology
  • Heparin
  • Thrombocytopenia
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is the most important and most frequent drug-induced, immune-mediated type of thrombocytopenia. It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality if unrecognized. In this review, we briefly discuss the main features of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, particularly analyzing the most recent advances in the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of this syndrome. Keywords: Heparin; Thrombocytopenia DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/cardio.v3i2.9189 Cardiovasc. J. 2011; 3(2): 187-199

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