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
2010 International journal of clinical medicine  
We describe a patient who developed catastrophic consequences of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) post cardiac surgery, for which she required reoperation using CPB. We also illustrate the impact of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in the surgical management of this patient.
doi:10.4236/ijcm.2010.12014 fatcat:ibpzxg4qqfasbgwdtiuromtuwu