J. Kawasaki, N. Katori, T. Taketomi
Oct 1, 2007
Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Background: Platelet activation is a critical step in primary hemostasis and clot formation. We tested a hypothesis that platelet stimulating effects of vasoactive agents or platelet agonists could be shown using thrombelastography (TEG®) as faster onset or increased clot strength. We further examined if TEG® could be modified to evaluate activated platelets as a reversal of anticoagulation in the presence of partial thrombin inhibition.