Delayed hemostatic changes following cardiopulmonary bypass.

  title={Delayed hemostatic changes following cardiopulmonary bypass.},
  author={Frederick R. Davey and Frederick B. Parker},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  volume={271 2},
A variety of hemostatic abnormalities has been reported in patients following open-heart surgery. Since surgery itself may induce changes in the coagulation system, the analyses of postoperative coagulation assays in the bleeding patients may be extremely difficult to interpret without an understanding of the coagulation dynamics in the nonhemorrhagic postoperative patients. Thus, we studied the pattern of change in several coagulation assays performed on 36 consecutive patients before and… CONTINUE READING