Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT) .doc - Disorder Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia(HIT Definition An immune mediated drug reaction that is caused

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Disorder: Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT) Definition: An immune mediated drug reaction that is caused by heparin-dependent platelet activating IgG antibodies in which heparin binds to platelet factor 4. CLOTTING FACTOR DISORDER Signs and Symptoms ‘Rule In’ (How did we diagnosis?) Treatments: (include nutrition, meds, radiation, surgery etc.) Teaching Other FACTORS: (1) Duration of heparin >1 week
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Unformatted text preview: (2) Exposure to unfractionated heparin (3) Postsurgical thromboprophylaxis (4) Being female MANIFESTATION: -VTE (deep vein thrombosis)-Pulmonary embolism Clinical & lab findings must interpreted to properly diagnosis disorder. Once HIT is diagnosed: anticoagulant therapy is started Managed w/ a direct Thrombin inhibitor: Argatroban, Lepirudin, Bivalirudin...
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  • Spring '14
  • JacquelynJordan
  • Nursing, Platelet, Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

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