Managing Acute Intermediate Risk Pulmonary Thromboembolism in a Patient Who Developed Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia: Review of Current Guidelines and Literature
Humans, Male, Heparin, Pulmonary Embolism, Thrombocytopenia, Acute Disease
Cardiovascular Diseases | Critical Care | Internal Medicine
Intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism describes hemodynamically stable patients with evidence of right ventricular strain, whereas high-risk pulmonary embolism comprises hemodynamic decompensation resulting in cardiogenic shock. The clinical manifestations of the two aforementioned conditions are challenging to treat in the setting of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). Without immediate therapeutic anticoagulation, patients can subsequently deteriorate and require additional advanced therapies, with the end-goal of restoring pulmonary artery perfusion. We present the case of a male with bilateral intermediate-risk pulmonary emboli who developed type 2 HIT prompting different selection of appropriate management strategies.
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Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
Asllanaj B, Benge E, Bhatia S, McWhorter Y. Managing Acute Intermediate Risk Pulmonary Thromboembolism in a Patient Who Developed Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia: Review of Current Guidelines and Literature. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2023;11:23247096231166673. doi:10.1177/23247096231166673