Management of a pediatric patient on the Berlin Heart Excor ventricular assist device with argatroban after heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.


Journal Article

We report a 15-year-old male patient who developed type II heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) after 6 weeks of heparin administration and placement of a Berlin Heart Excor left ventricular assist device (LVAD).

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Cited Authors

  • Schmitz, ML; Massicotte, P; Faulkner, SC; Bhutta, AT; Johnson, CE; Seib, PM; Frazier, EA; Fiser, WP; Imamura, M; Jaquiss, RDB

Published Date

  • September 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 54 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 546 - 547

PubMed ID

  • 18812751

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18812751

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-943X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1058-2916

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/mat.0b013e3181873681


  • eng