Suspected heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

Bhupinder Natt, Cameron Hypes, Robyn Basken, Joshua Malo, Toshinobu Kazui, Jarrod Mosier

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Abstract

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is an immune reaction usually secondary to unfractionated heparin. Anticoagulation management is critical in patients while on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to prevent thromboembolism and for the optimal functioning of the circuit. We identified five patients with respiratory failure at our hospital managed with ECMO in the last 2 years that were treated for HIT. A brief clinical course and their management are discussed. We also briefly review the literature for best evidence for management of such patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-58
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Extra-Corporeal Technology
Volume49
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Antibody
  • Anticoagulation
  • ECMO
  • HIT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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