Low preoperative fibrinogen plasma concentration is associated with excessive bleeding after cardiac operations.

@article{Waldn2014LowPF,
  title={Low preoperative fibrinogen plasma concentration is associated with excessive bleeding after cardiac operations.},
  author={Katarina Wald{\'e}n and A Jeppsson and Salmir Nasic and Erika Backlund and Martin Karlsson},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={97 4},
  pages={1199-206}
}
BACKGROUND Data from small selected patient populations suggest that the preoperative plasma concentration of fibrinogen influences postoperative blood loss and red blood cell transfusion after cardiac operations, but there are also conflicting reports. We assessed the importance of preoperative fibrinogen concentration for excessive bleeding and red cell blood transfusion in a large cohort of mixed cardiac surgical patients. METHODS We included 1,954 cardiac surgical patients in a… CONTINUE READING