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Prothrombin complex concentrate for warfarin-induced bleeding in a patient with a mechanical aortic valve.

Authors
  • Kar, Rahul
  • Abel, Erik
  • Burcham, Pamela
  • Firstenberg, Michael S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2013
Volume
17
Issue
2
Pages
421–422
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/icvts/ivt207
PMID: 23667067
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Reversal of anticoagulation-induced bleeding in the perioperative period can be challenging, particularly with an unstable patient with a mechanical valve. We present a case of life-threatening bleeding successfully managed with a prothrombin complex concentrate as an alternative to fresh frozen plasma.

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