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Point-of-care testing in the management of hemorrhage in cardiothoracic surgery

Cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass is associated with significant alterations in the hemostatic system. Standard laboratory coagulation tests are frequently used to assess coagulopathies and to guide hemostatic interventions. However, these tests present major limitations. Viscoelastic testing in conjunction with the implementation of a specific algorithm for coagulation management in cardiac surgery enables better control […]