Cardiology Research, ISSN 1923-2829 print, 1923-2837 online, Open Access
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Volume 9, Number 6, December 2018, pages 392-394

Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Following Aortic Valve Replacement with St. Jude Medical Trifecta Bio-Prosthesis


Figure 1.
Figure 1. The graph shows the post-operative platelet (PLT) count fluctuation in relation to post-operative days (PODs) and therapeutic interventions. 52: POD4 PLTs count 52 (LMWH stopped); 33: POD5 PLTs count 33 (HIT screening sent); 22: POD8 PLTs count 22 (ELISA results false-negative, fondaparinux stopped, 1 pool PLTs transfused); 51: POD9 vWs protease (ADAMTS13), vWs inhibitor, Coombs, LDH sent, POD16 TTP diagnosis confirmed; 20: POD17 (plasma exchange × 6); 236: POD25 (PLTs count normalized).