Multiple Coronary Artery Graft Occlusion in a Fatal Case of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia*

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Abstract

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a potentially life-threatening condition when immune-mediated platelet aggregation results in thromboembolic complications. A case is detailed of multiple saphenous vein graft thromboses and cardiac mural thrombi in a patient who died from complications of HIT. (CHEST 1998; 114:1492-1495

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