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