A 63 year old male is now 5 days post CABG for left main disease. Pre-op his platelets were 260 x 109/L with an otherwise normal CBC. His platelets are now 70 x 109/L, and the concern is that the patient has HIT.
- What is HIT and what is the mechanism of action?
- What are the risk factors for HIT?
- How is it diagnosed? What is the 4T score?
- How should it be managed acutely?