Coagulation System

  • Dietrich Klauwer


This chapter recapitulates the coagulation process and describes common agents that exert an effect on coagulation while discussing routine anticoagulation post-CPB surgery. This includes a discussion of the causes and treatment of bleeding and hypercoagulability. The most common coagulation problems associated with postoperative pediatric heart surgery are concisely outlined.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dietrich Klauwer
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  1. 1.Department of PediatricsSingen Medical Center, Gesundheitsverbund Landkreis Konstanz,Krankenhausbetriebsgesellschaft Hegau-Bodensee-KlinikumSingenGermany

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