Perioperative coagulation management and blood conservation in cardiac surgery: a Canadian Survey.

@article{Taneja2008PerioperativeCM,
  title={Perioperative coagulation management and blood conservation in cardiac surgery: a Canadian Survey.},
  author={Ravi Taneja and Philip Fernandes and Gulshan Marwaha and Davy Cheng and Daniel Bainbridge},
  journal={Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={662-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine which strategies are currently used for (anti)coagulation management and blood conservation during cardiac surgery in Canada. DESIGN Institutional survey. SETTING University hospital. PARTICIPANTS All sites performing cardiac surgery in Canada. INTERVENTIONS None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS The response rate was 85%. Anticoagulation with heparin is monitored routinely through the activated coagulation time (ACT). Less than 10% of centers use heparin… CONTINUE READING

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