Management of bleeding in the postoperative cardiac patient

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Bleeding in the postoperative cardiac surgical patient can be multifactorial. This chapter examines the preoperative and intraoperative risk factors for having significant postoperative bleeding. It also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of standard laboratory testing as well as point-of-care tests, such as thromboelastography (TEG) and thromboelastometry (ROTEM), in their diagnostic capabilities. Finally, we conclude with different treatment strategies in this challenging patient population along with diagnostic criteria of clinically significant postoperative bleeding and when to return to the operating room for re-exploration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationModern Concepts and Practices in Cardiothoracic Critical Care
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781466686045
ISBN (Print)1466686030, 9781466686038
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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