Bivalirudin in off-pump coronary artery bypass graft in a patient with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: A case report of its use Article

Audette, MD, Glymph, DC. (2015). Bivalirudin in off-pump coronary artery bypass graft in a patient with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: A case report of its use . 83(2), 116-122.

cited authors

  • Audette, MD; Glymph, DC

fiu authors

abstract

  • Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is an antibody-mediated reaction in which heparin administration causes a person to enter a pathological and highly prothrombotic state. When patients with known HIT undergo coronary artery bypass and grafting procedures, they must be appropriately anticoagulated. The dangers of heparin administration in this population necessitate the use of an alternative anticoagulant. The case describes the successful use of bivalirudin for procedural anticoagulation during an off-pump coronary artery bypass and grafting.

publication date

  • January 1, 2015

start page

  • 116

end page

  • 122

volume

  • 83

issue

  • 2