Thromboelastography-based transfusion algorithm reduces blood product use after elective CABG: a prospective randomized study.

@article{Ak2009ThromboelastographybasedTA,
  title={Thromboelastography-based transfusion algorithm reduces blood product use after elective CABG: a prospective randomized study.},
  author={Koray Ak and Cemil Selim Isbir and Şermin Tetik and Nazan Atalan and Atike Tekeli and Maher Aljodi and A. Cahid Civelek and Sinan Arsan},
  journal={Journal of cardiac surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={404-10}
}
OBJECTIVE Bleeding and allogeneic transfusion remain constant problems in cardiac surgical procedures. In this study, we aimed to test the role of a routine thromboelastography (TEG)-based algorithm on bleeding and transfusions in patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS Patients (n = 224) undergoing elective CABG with cardiopulmonary bypass were prospectively randomized into two groups according to transfusion strategy: in group 1 (clinician-directed… CONTINUE READING
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