Successful Long-Term Management of Aneurysm-Associated Chronic Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation with Low Molecular Weight Heparin


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J. Mark Sloan, M.D., 820 Harrison Avenue, FGH Building Room 1020, Boston, MA 02118, USA. Fax: 617 414 1831; e-mail:


Abstract Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a well-described complication of aortic aneurysm. In cases where surgical repair of the aneurysm is contraindicated, palliative therapy via medical management of the coagulopathy may be warranted. We present a case of aneurysm-associated DIC successfully managed with low molecular weight heparin. (J Card Surg 2012;27:730-735)