A hemostasis management system (HMS) is a point-of-care method for heparin and protamine titration. The authors hypothesized that protamine dosing over the HMS estimate would be associated with elevated activated clotting time (ACT), increased bleeding, and transfusion owing to protamine'
Coagulation point-of-care tests for the diagnosis and management of bleeding commonly are used in cardiac surgery. Recently, a new viscoelastic point-of-care device, Quantra (HemoSonics, Charlottesville, VA), which is based on sonic estimation of elasticity via resonance sonorheometry, en
Vasoplegic syndrome is a state of vasopressor resistant systemic vasodilation in the presence of a normal cardiac output. Its definition, pathophysiology, risk factors, diagnosis and therapeutic approach will be reviewed in this paper. It occurs frequently during cardiac surgery and is asso
Background: Prophylactic antibiotic therapy is given routinely in the peri-operative period to prevent surgical site infection. However, in pediatric cardiac surgery, an optimal schedule has not been defined. Pediatric recommendations follow the guidelines for adults, which might be imprope
The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) Maastricht Treaty for Nomenclature in Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) established consensus nomenclature and abbreviations for ECLS to ensure accurate, concise communication.
We build on this consensus nomenclature b