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Coronary arterial bypass surgery with beating heart in a patient with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: Usage of thrombin inhibitor (Lepirudin; r-hirudin)

Bilgehan Erkut, Necip Becit, Serpil Diler and Munacettin Ceviz
From the journal Open Medicine


One of the most important adverse drug reactions that physicians encounter is the life-threatening prothrombotic syndrome known as heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). In patients with a history of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and coronary arterial disease, alternative anticoagulatory regimens are needed during cardiac surgery for prevention of thrombosis. Treatment options for such patients now generally include the use of alternative anticoagulants such as lepirudin, bivalirudin, argatroban or danaparoid. In this article, we present a case where heparin-induced thrombocytopenia was properly performed coronary arterial bypass grafting by using lepirudin. (This sentence is confusing)

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