Bivalirudin anticoagulation for left ventricular assist device implantation on an extracorporeal life support system in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia antibodies FREE

Bivalirudin anticoagulation for left ventricular assist device implantation on an extracorporeal life support system in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia antibodies

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"Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) requires alternative anticoagulation strategies. We investigated outcomes in patients with HIT antibodies undergoing low-dose bivalirudin anticoagulation during left ventricular assist device implantation on an extracorporeal life support system (ECLS) and compared the results with non-HIT patients treated with heparin and receiving left ventricular assist device implantation with ECLS support."1


1. Bivalirudin anticoagulation for left ventricular assist device implantation on an extracorporeal life support system in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia antibodies.
Ljajikj E, Zittermann A, Morshuis M, Börgermann J, Ruiz-Cano M et al.
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2017 Dec 1;25(6):898-904 FREE

 

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