Children undergoing cardiac surgery for complex cardiac defects show imbalance between pro- and anti-thrombotic activity
Heying, Ruth × van Oeveren, Wim Wilhelm, Stefanie Schumacher, Katharina Grabitz, Ralph G Messmer, Bruno J Seghaye, Marie-Christine #
Current Science Ltd.
Critical Care vol:10 issue:6 pages:R165
Cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is associated with the activation of inflammatory mediators that possess prothrombotic activity and could cause postoperative haemostatic disorders. This study was conducted to investigate the effect of cardiac surgery on prothrombotic activity in children undergoing cardiac surgery for complex cardiac defects.