Perioperative Hemostasis & Transfusion Medicine | Technology & Monitoring in Anesthesiology
Coagulation monitoring – not always gold and shining
Rolf Huet*, Vlado Cernak, Christopher Gallandat
*Corresponding author: Rolf Huet
Anaesthesia, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
F1000Posters 2013, 4: 4 (poster) [English]
Poster [445.97 KB]
15th Annual Update on Cardiopulmonary Bypass 2012, 21 - 26 Mar 2010, P000
University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Thromboelastometry and Multiplate platelet function monitoring are both used for coagulation monitoring in cardiac surgery. The complementary value of the two monitoring systems is not established.
We found no relation between platelet contribution to clot strength, as measured by RoTEM and platelet function testing with the Multiplate. Interestingly, fibrinogen improved the platelet contribution of clot strength in RoTEM measurements.
In addition, this study suggests that to assess platelet function next to RoTEM measurements, a complementary platelet function test, ie. the Multiplate, will be necessary.
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