Heparin is ubiquitously employed in surgery in the prevention and treatment of thromboembolic disorders. A small but significant number of patients receiving heparin develop thrombocytopenia and are at risk of both serious thromboembolic disease and haemorrhage. A case is reported where a young woman developed life-threatening postoperative haemorrhage associated with heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT).
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||The British journal of clinical practice|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
- Acute Disease
- Postoperative Hemorrhage
Rice, P., Dace, S., McMullin, M. F., & Clements, W. D. (1996). Heparin induced thrombocytopenia causing life-threatening postoperative haemorrhage. The British journal of clinical practice, 50(7), 404-5.