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.