The Authors report a case in which a persisting and abnormal anticoagulant effect of bivalirudin was verified after cardiac surgery.
A 63-year-old female underwent a redo operation for mitral prosthesis stenosis. Nine years before this, the patient underwent aortic and mitral valve replacement; during the postoperative period, she developed anaphylaxis to enoxaparine.
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- L'Acqua C, Juliano G, Nafi M, Salis S, Salvi L. Dealing with bivalirudin and core temperature during cardiac surgery. Perfusion 2017 [Epub ahead of print] Go to PubMed