Thromboelastogram fails to predict postoperative hemorrhage in cardiac patients.

@article{Wang1992ThromboelastogramFT,
  title={Thromboelastogram fails to predict postoperative hemorrhage in cardiac patients.},
  author={Jing Wang and Cheng Y. Lin and W T Hung and Michael F. O'Connor and Ronald A. Thisted and Bong Ki Lee and Robert B. Karp and Ming Wen Yang},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1992},
  volume={53 3},
  pages={
          435-9
        }
}
To determine the clinical usefulness of the thromboelastogram in the prediction of postoperative hemorrhage in cardiac patients, we related the results of routine coagulation tests (RCTs) and thromboelastography with the amount of chest tube drainage postoperatively in 101 patients requiring cardiopulmonary bypass. Our data indicated that there was no correlation between RCT results and thromboelastographic variables. No single variable of RCTs and thromboelastography correlated well with the… CONTINUE READING

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