During transplant surgery, clot formation resulting in life-threatening thromboembolic phenomena or graft loss may be a consequence unless close monitoring of coagulation and anticoagulation treatment is instituted in a timely manner. Three cases with a hypercoagulable state, as determined by thrombelastography at the time of surgery, but whose hypercoagulation was gradually attenuated with hydroxyethyl starch infusion during transplantation, are presented.
- Hydroxyethyl starch
- Hypercoagulable state
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine