Hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass as a determinant of late thrombocytopenia following cardiac operations in pediatric patients

  • Ranucci M
  • Carlucci C
  • IsgrÒ G
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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Thrombocytopenia after cardiac operations is a common event in both adult and pediatric patients. Late thrombocytopenia (LTCP) is a less common event that is still without a well-recognized cause. This study explores the role of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) and other factors (complexity of the operation, temperature management, and drug use) in determining LTCP. METHODS: We conducted an observational study of 63 consecutive patients aged

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