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Indications of thrombophilia work up (4)

- Unprovoked thrombo-embolism (after therapy)
- Recurrent thrombo-embolism (after therapy)
- Neonatal purpura fulminans (acute)
- Strong family history of thrombophilia, in child able to consent

2

Definition of antiphospholipid syndrome

Presence of vascular thrombosis (at least 1 venous, arterial or microvascular thrombosis) or pregnancy complications (fetal loss or placental abruption)
and
Persistent antiphospholipids Ab (­at least 12 weeks apart)

3

Laboratory testing of lupus anticoagulants

1) Abnormal results of a phospholipid dependent test e.g. aPTT, RVVT
2) Absence of correction with mixing study
3) Confirmatory test, usually with addition of excessive exogenous phospholipids

4

Thrombolysis contraindications

Active bleeding
Recent head injury
Recent trauma or surgery
Recent childbirth
Recent cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Congenital bleeding disorder
Uncontrolled systolic hypertension

5

What is the starting dose of warfarin?

0.2 mg/kg
(For patients post-Fontan or with liver dysfunction, start with 0.1 mg/kg)
Then adjust as per INR