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Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT)

Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia or HIT happens when your body has a bad reaction to the drug heparin. Heparin is a drug used to stop platelets from sticking to each other and forming a clot. It is used to help stop strokes, heart attacks, or blood clots in your lungs or legs. With HIT, the heparin causes the platelets in your blood to be more likely to stick together.

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