Preoperative fibrinogen levels as a predictor of postoperative bleeding after open heart surgery


UCAR H. I. , OC M., TOK M., Dogan O. F. , Oc B. , Aydin A. , ...More

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.10, no.5, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20071065
  • Title of Journal : HEART SURGERY FORUM

Abstract

Background. Open heart surgery still involving major bleeding continues to be a major challenge after cardiac surgery and is also a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Most hemostatic factors are intercorrelated with postoperative bleeding, and fibrinogen seems the most fundamental hemostatic risk factor for open heart surgery.