Some aspects of haemostasis after open-heart surgery

  title={Some aspects of haemostasis after open-heart surgery},
  author={Guido Gabriele}
There are many factors concerned in the production of a bleeding diathesis following extracorporeal circulation with hypothermia. Two major factors are unneutralized heparin and the utilization of clotting factors and platelets induced by hypercoagulability of the blood during cardiac by-pass; fibrinolysis or the development of a circulating anticoagulant are occasional complications. Multiple minor coagulation defects may play their role in the potentiation of the post-operative bleeding… CONTINUE READING