Changes in thrombelastograph variables associated with aging.


Aging is associated with hypercoagulability. To assess thrombelastography (TEG) variables associated with aging, 132 adult patients of various ages undergoing orthopedic surgery for fracture repair had venous blood samples withdrawn for testing of recalcified TEG before the induction of anesthesia. Age was weakly correlated with all TEG variables: r time (R… (More)


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