Prediction and management of bleeding in cardiac surgery.

@article{Despotis2009PredictionAM,
  title={Prediction and management of bleeding in cardiac surgery.},
  author={George John Despotis and Michael S Avidan and Charles Eby},
  journal={Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH},
  year={2009},
  volume={7 Suppl 1},
  pages={111-7}
}
Excessive bleeding after cardiac surgery can result in increased morbidity and mortality related to transfusion- and hypoperfusion-related injuries to critical organ systems. Our objective was to review mechanisms that result in bleeding after cardiac surgery as well as current and emerging interventions to reduce bleeding and transfusion. We discovered that of point-of-care (POC) tests of hemostatic function can facilitate the optimal management of excessive bleeding and reduce transfusion by… CONTINUE READING