The Utility of Viscoelastic Testing in Patients Undergoing IR Procedures

Stephen P. Reis, Nicole DeSimone, Laura Barnes, Shaun M. Nordeck, Simer Grewal, Michael Cripps, Sanjeeva P. Kalva

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Abstract

Whole-blood viscoelastic testing can identify patient-specific coagulation disturbances, allowing for targeted repletion of necessary coagulation factors and differentiation between coagulopathy and surgical bleeding that requires intervention. Viscoelastic testing complements standard coagulation tests and has been shown to decrease transfusion requirements and improve survival in bleeding patients. Viscoelastic testing also can be used to predict bleeding and improve the care of patients undergoing interventional radiology (IR) procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-87
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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