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Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia and Thrombosis

Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia and Thrombosis is a topic covered in the Pocket ICU Management.

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First Things First (assess for and treat the following)

  • Definition: platelet count of < 150 x 109/L. In the case of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), a 50% reduction in platelet count is also considered significant.
    • Is patient actively bleeding?
    • Is patient about to undergo surgery or an invasive procedure?
    • Is patient at risk for spontaneous bleeding?
    • If so, see “General Management Principles” section.

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Last updated: May 4, 2010


"Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia and Thrombosis." Pocket ICU Management, PocketMedicine.com, Inc, 2010. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534242/all/Heparin_Induced_Thrombocytopenia_and_Thrombosis.
Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia and Thrombosis. Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534242/all/Heparin_Induced_Thrombocytopenia_and_Thrombosis. Accessed April 23, 2019.
Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia and Thrombosis. (2010). In Pocket ICU Management. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534242/all/Heparin_Induced_Thrombocytopenia_and_Thrombosis
Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia and Thrombosis [Internet]. In: Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. [cited 2019 April 23]. Available from: https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534242/all/Heparin_Induced_Thrombocytopenia_and_Thrombosis.
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