Description: John Francis, PhD, discusses the pathophysiology of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), its clinical and laboratory diagnosis, the immunobiology of HIT antibodies, thrombin formation and treatment options. Includes several case studies. Presented live at the 2012 Case-Oriented Symposium on Bleeding and Thrombosis in Arlington, VA.
Learning objectives — at the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:
• Describe the pathophysiology of HIT
• Discuss the principles of lab tests for HIT
ASCLS P.A.C.E. credits available through April 12, 2013.