Platelet function point-of-care tests in post-bypass cardiac surgery: are they relevant?

@article{Forestier2002PlateletFP,
  title={Platelet function point-of-care tests in post-bypass cardiac surgery: are they relevant?},
  author={François Forestier and Alain Coiffic and Christine Mouton and Didier {\'E}kou{\'e}vi and Genevi{\`e}ve Ch{\^e}ne and G{\'e}rard Janvier},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2002},
  volume={89 5},
  pages={715-21}
}
BACKGROUND Platelet dysfunction is an important cause of excessive bleeding after cardiac surgery. We assessed two platelet function point-of-care tests: the platelet function analyser (PFA-100) and the Hemostatus(TM) in patients with and without excessive bleeding after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. METHODS Mediastinal chest tube drainage (MCTD) was measured for the first 6 h in the intensive care unit (ICU). Haematology and coagulation tests were done on arrival in the ICU… CONTINUE READING

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