J Thorac Dis 2017 Apr;9(Suppl 4):S299-S308
Department of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA.
Hemorrhage is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality during the perioperative period. Current methods of diagnosing coagulopathy have various limitations including long laboratory runtimes, lack of information on specific abnormalities of the coagulation cascade, lack of in vivo applicability, and lack of ability to guide the transfusion of blood products. Viscoelastic testing offers a promising solution to many of these problems. Read More