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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 146-148

Successful use of fondaparinux for perioperative bridging in a patient with a mechanical heart valve and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia


Department of Cardiology, Post Graduate Institute for Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Dr. Parag Barwad
Department of Cardiology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh - 160 012
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/joah.joah_62_19

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The mechanical heart valve prosthesis is a thrombotic state requiring anticoagulation at therapeutic doses. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is both a thrombotic and bleeding state which has a high chance of recurrence when heparin is reinitiated. Unfractionated heparin and low molecular-weight heparin are the standard of care for bridging therapy that are on anticoagulation with warfarin for various reasons. However, perioperative bridging in patients having a prior history of HIT is often elusive. We successfully used fondaparinux as a bridging agent for warfarin in a mitral valve replacement patient with a history of HIT.


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