Effective management of refractory postcardiotomy bleeding with the use of recombinant activated factor VII.

BACKGROUND Severe coagulopathy after cardiovascular surgery may lead to intractable bleeding and is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. Recent studies have suggested that recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) may play a role in decreasing postoperative bleeding. Herein we report our experience with the off-label use of rFVIIa in patients… CONTINUE READING