Delayed-Onset Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia and Thrombosis After Intraoperative Heparin Anticoagulation-Four Case Reports

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Delayed-onset heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a rare and only recently described condition. The authors report 4 cases of delayed-onset HIT, each of which presented with thrombotic complications 8-18 days after receiving heparin for coronary artery bypass grafting. Delayed-onset HIT should be suspected in any patient presenting with arterial or venous thromboembolism after heparin therapy, even 1 to 3 weeks after heparin exposure.

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