Sotiris Antoniou is consultant pharmacist, cardiovascular medicine, at Barts Health NHS Trust.
Heparin is widely used for thromboprophylaxis or as a treatment in many clinical situations, however, it can cause serious adverse effects. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), an immune-mediated adverse drug reaction, is associated with high morbidity and mortality if undiagnosed.
How antiphospholipid syndrome, also known as Hughes syndrome, is diagnosed and the appropriate therapeutic options for its management.
Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) are commonly performed in the UK in the treatment of coronary artery disease. The narrowing of an artery caused by atherosclerotic plaques can be identified using angiography and, if deemed necessary, PCI undertaken to widen the artery.
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