Management of a postpartum coagulopathy using thrombelastography

Shiv K. Sharma, Richard L. Vera, William C. Stegall, Charles W. Whitten

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Abstract

Thrombelastography (TEG), which evaluates the elastic properties of whole blood and provides assessment of hemostatic function, is useful in managing peripartum coagulopathy. A case of severe bleeding after vaginal delivery, in which TEG was used successfully to manage hemostatic defects, is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-247
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1997

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Keywords

  • Blood
  • Coagulation
  • Measurement techniques
  • Obstetrics
  • Thrombelastography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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