Thromboelastography, My Dear Doctor
A 63-year-old man with a history of myocardial infarction and unstable angina is scheduled for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). A preoperative ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) anticoagulant sample is submitted to the blood bank for type and screen along with a request for crossmatch of four units of red blood cells (RBCs) in preparation for the surgery.
KeywordsActivated clotting time Antifibrinolytic agent Aminocaproic acid Fibrinogen concentrate Fibrinolysis RiaSTAP ROTEM TEG Thromboelastography Tranexamic acid Viscoelastic properties
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