Routine Use of Viscoelastic Blood Tests for Diagnosis and Treatment of Coagulopathic Bleeding in Cardiac Surgery: Updated Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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Abstract

(Abstracted from Br J Anaesth, 118(6):823–833, 2017)

Coagulopathic bleeding in cardiac surgery can lead to increased mortality and resource use. Viscoelastic point-of-care testing of whole-blood coagulation is used for rapid quantitative assessment for clotting.

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