The kaolin-activated Thrombelastograph predicts bleeding after cardiac surgery.

  title={The kaolin-activated Thrombelastograph predicts bleeding after cardiac surgery.},
  author={Ian J. Welsby and Kuiran Jiao and Thomas L Ortel and Charles S. Brudney and Anthony Michael Roche and Elliott Bennett-Guerrero and Tong J Gan},
  journal={Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia},
  volume={20 4},
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine the relationship of the kaolin-activated Thrombelastograph (TEG) with postoperative bleeding and laboratory tests of coagulation in the setting of cardiac surgery with the routine use of -aminocaproic acid. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING An adult heart center at a tertiary referral, university hospital. PARTICIPANTS Thirty adult cardiac surgical patients. INTERVENTIONS The kaolin-activated TEG, platelet counts… CONTINUE READING
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