Hemorheological and Coagulofibrinolytic Aspects in Multiple Organ Failure After Open Heart Surgery

  • Nobuko Tsushima
  • Tsuyoshi Fujita


The purpose of this study was to elucidate the pathophysiological mechanism of multiple organ failure (MOF) after open heart surgery through analyses of hemorheology by blood viscosity and its related factors, the index of hemorheological oxygen delivery according to the method of Chien [1], and coagulofibrinolytic factors before, during, and after operation. Diagnosis of MOF was made according to the clinical criteria at our hospital [2].


Shear Rate Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation Oxygen Delivery Multiple Organ Failure Blood Viscosity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nobuko Tsushima
    • 1
  • Tsuyoshi Fujita
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineNational Cardiovascular Center HospitalSuita, Osaka, 565Japan
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNational Cardiovascular Center HospitalSuita, Osaka, 565Japan

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