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Obstructive Lung Diseases: Fellow Case Report Poster - Obstructive Lung Disease |

Saddle Pulmonary Embolism From Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia Masked by Hemorrhagic Anemia

Chukwunweike Nwosu, MD; Abesh Niruola, MD; Shaili Nepal, MD
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Abington Jefferson Health, Abington, PA


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):900A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1000
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SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Poster - Obstructive Lung Disease

SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) creates a pro-thrombotic state (3). Thrombosis occurs in about 50%, commonly venous, and is the presenting finding in about 25% of patients (1). Pulmonary embolism (PE) is the most common life-threatening event (2). Significant saddle PE and major bleeding may cause hemodynamic instability, presenting both a diagnostic and management dilemma.

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