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Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
On-line version ISSN 1678-9741
GIFFHORN, Hélcio; RAMPINELLI, Amândio; BONATELLI FILHO, Lourival and COLLACO, Jauro. Acquired thrombocytopenia and cardiac surgery: case report. Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc [online]. 2002, vol.17, n.2, pp.166-170. ISSN 1678-9741. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-76382002000200011.
Thrombocytopenia is a major problem in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. We will report two surgical cases with acquired decrease of platelets: one due uremia and other of a valvar dysfunction. These patients had an uneventful recovery in the transoperatory and immediately post-operatory phases. Blood loss was not higher than the expectected. Transfusion of platelets helded in the surgery could prevent future complications in the early recovery of the patient .
Keywords : Thrombocytopenia [surgery]; Blood platelets [pathology]; Blood coagulation; Hemostasis.