Association Between Platelet Count and Postoperative Blood Loss in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery With Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Fresh Frozen Plasma Administration Guided by Thromboelastometry.

Association Between Platelet Count and Postoperative Blood Loss in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery With Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Fresh Frozen Plasma Administration Guided by Thromboelastometry.

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Background: 

"Coagulopathy after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is caused by multiple factors, including reduced coagulation factors and a low platelet count."1


1. Association Between Platelet Count and Postoperative Blood Loss in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery With Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Fresh Frozen Plasma Administration Guided by Thromboelastometry.
Ichikawa J, Osada Y, Kodaka M, Nishiyama K, Komori M.
Circ J. 2017 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print]

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