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Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Mar;95(3):1079-81. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.07.072.

Fulminate heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and surgery with deep hypothermic circulatory arrest using bivalirudin.

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Institute of Anaesthesiology, Heart and Diabetes Center North Rhine-Westphalia, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany. akoster@hdz-nrw.de

Abstract

After on-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery, a patient had acute heparin-induced thrombocytopenia with thoracic arterial and venous thrombus formations. Complex emergency surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest using bivalirudin anticoagulation was performed.

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