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Thrombelastography-Directed Transfusion in Cardiac Surgery: Impact on Postoperative Outcomes

Sunday, April 28, 2019

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Roberta E. Redfern, Kevin Fleming, Rebekah L. March, Nathan Bobulski, Michael Kuehne, John T. Chen, Michael Moront

This single-center study retrospectively analyzed the impact of the implementation of thromboelastography (TEG) on all cardiac procedures performed during 2-year intervals prior to and after TEG implementation. A total of 367 and 310 patients were included in the analysis for the pre-TEG and post-TEG eras, respectively. The authors found that the implementation of TEG was associated with a significant reduction in blood product usage, reoperation, postoperative LOS, and 6-month mortality.

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