Microporous polysaccharide hemosphere absorbable hemostat use in cardiothoracic surgical procedures

@inproceedings{Bruckner2014MicroporousPH,
  title={Microporous polysaccharide hemosphere absorbable hemostat use in cardiothoracic surgical procedures},
  author={Brian A. Bruckner and Lance N Blau and Limael E. Rodriguez and Erik E Suarez and Uy Q Ngo and Michael J. Reardon and Matthias M Loebe},
  booktitle={Journal of cardiothoracic surgery},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Topical hemostatic agents are used to reduce bleeding and transfusion need during cardiothoracic surgery. We report our experience with Arista® AH Absorbable Hemostatic Particles (Arista® AH), a novel plant-based microporous polysaccharide hemostatic powder. METHODS Data were retrospectively collected for patients (n = 240) that received cardiothoracic surgery at our institution from January 2009 to January 2013 with (n = 103) or without (n = 137) the use of Arista® AH. Endpoints… CONTINUE READING