Preventing complications in heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: Alternative anticoagulants are improving patient outcomes Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Anticoagulants
  • Heparin
  • Thrombocytopenia

abstract

  • HIT is a common, potentially catastrophic syndrome. Awareness and early diagnosis allow effective therapeutic intervention. Ineffective strategies include stopping heparin only and starting warfarin early. Use of alternative anticoagulants is improving patient outcomes. Lepirudin, argatroban, and danaparoid each have advantages and disadvantages; treatment should be tailored to each patient.

publication date

  • September 2002

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 12360660

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 85

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 112

number

  • 3