Trauma, Heparin, Anticoagulation, Hyperkalemia, Critical Care, Renal Insufficiency
Critical Care | Medicine and Health Sciences | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences | Surgery | Trauma
This case report describes a complex trauma patient who develops hyperkalemia secondary to heparin. Heparin is a commonly used drug in trauma patients. Physicians need to be aware of this potentially harmful adverse reaction in these high-risk patients.
Custodio M, Thompson EC.
Hyperkalemia Secondary to Prophylactic Heparin Use in a Trauma Patient: Case Report.