Can RoTEM® analysis be applied for haemostatic monitoring in paediatric congenital heart surgery?

@article{Andreasen2011CanRA,
  title={Can RoTEM® analysis be applied for haemostatic monitoring in paediatric congenital heart surgery?},
  author={Jo B\onding Andreasen and Anne-Mette Hvas and Kirsten Christiansen and Hanne Berg Ravn},
  journal={Cardiology in the young},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={684-91}
}
BACKGROUND Successful management of bleeding disorders after congenital heart surgery requires detection of specific coagulation disturbances. Whole-blood rotation thromboelastometry (RoTEM®) provides continuous qualitative haemostatic profiles, and the technique has shown promising results in adult cardiac surgery. SETTING To compare the performance of RoTEM® with that of conventional coagulation tests in children, we conducted a descriptive study in children undergoing congenital cardiac… CONTINUE READING
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