Many interconnected processes challenge the coagulation system during cardiac surgery. Early diagnosis of the pathophysiology allows clinicians to institute appropriate targeted therapy rapidly. Point-of-care whole blood viscoelastic monitors and platelet function analyzers are designed for that purpose. The incorporation of these point-of-care tests into coagulation-management algorithms improves the management of coagulopathy and their use is recommended by North American and European guidelines.
|Title of host publication||Cardiac Anesthesia and Postoperative Care in the 21st Cent|
|Editors||Marc Vives, Alberto Hernandez|
|Publisher||Springer Nature Switzerland AG|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|