What is the prognosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT)?

Updated: Apr 24, 2018
  • Author: Sancar Eke, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Until recently, the mortality rate in heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) has been reported as high as 20%, and a similar percentage of patients survived with major complications, including limb loss or stroke. Recent improvements in early diagnosis and treatment have resulted in a better prognosis, but rates of mortality and major complications of HIT are still as high as 6-10%.


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