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Increased platelet reactivity and significant changes in coagulation markers after cavopulmonary connection.

Authors
  • Ravn, H B
  • Hjortdal, V E
  • Stenbog, E V
  • Emmertsen, K
  • Kromann, O
  • Pedersen, J
  • Sorensen, K E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Heart
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2001
Volume
85
Issue
1
Pages
61–65
Identifiers
PMID: 11119465
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Several abnormalities in the coagulation system were observed after bidirectional Glenn anastomosis, similar to alterations previously described in Fontan operated and TCPC patients. Antithrombotic treatment in these patients is still an unresolved issue, but aspirin is often recommended. This study shows that such a strategy is rational and the results suggest that antiplatelet treatment may be advantageous, either alone or in combination with oral anticoagulant treatment.

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