Reversal of hypercoagulability with hydroxyethyl starch during transplantation: A case series

Kyota Fukazawa, Ernesto A. Pretto

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-65
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2011

Keywords

  • Hydroxyethyl starch
  • Hypercoagulable state
  • Thrombelastography
  • Thrombosis
  • Transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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