Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia – Quick Fact
In the setting of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia type 2 long-term anticoagulation is usually prescribed, usually with coumadin. This should not be started until the platelet count has rebounded to 100,000/dl. No heparin should be given until the patient has been retested to rule out for the continuing presence of heparin antibodies.
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