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The Annals of thoracic surgery

Two consecutive open heart operations in a small child with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia type II using anticoagulation with heparin and tirofiban.


PMID 22579887

Abstract

We report the use of the platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa antagonist tirofiban for cardiac surgery in a small child with active heparin-induced thrombocytopenia type II, including description of the postoperative course.