Publication
Title
Fondaparinux in heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
Author
Abstract
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia is a potentially life-threatening complication of heparin or low-molecular-weight heparin administration. We describe the case of a patient with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia complicated by pulmonary embolism, successfully treated with fondaparinux, a factor Xa inhibitor. We also review the literature regarding the use of this anticoagulant in heparin-induced thrombocytopenia complicated by thrombosis. Few treatment options are available in Belgium, and there is little evidence regarding newer anticoagulants.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Acta cardiologica. - Bruxelles
Publication
Bruxelles : 2013
ISSN
0001-5385
Volume/pages
68:5(2013), p. 517-520
ISI
000326431000011
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Publication type
Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 17.06.2017
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