Impact of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) on outcome after cardiac surgery

Udo Boeken, Alexander Assmann, Payam Akhyari & Artur Lichtenberg
Introduction: In cardiac surgery patients face an approximate 1% to 2% risk of developping HIT. We wanted to analyse the impact of HIT on postoperative course and to identify risk factors correlating with the incidence of HIT. Materials and methods: Between 2004 and 2009 553 out of all[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]