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Aspirin and clopidogrel taken until 2 days prior to coronary artery bypass graft surgery is associated with increased postoperative drainage loss.
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PMID:  16311970     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Platelet aggregation inhibitors, such as aspirin and clopidogrel, are associated with increased bleeding in patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. We investigated the impact of time between the last intake of aspirin and clopidogrel before CABG surgery and drainage loss, transfusion requirements and rate of reoperation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The records of patients who had coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) were reviewed for intake of aspirin and clopidogrel within 7 days prior to surgery. Drainage loss, transfusion requirements and rate of reoperation for bleeding within 5 days after the operation, were recorded. RESULTS: Out of 261 analysed patients, 225 patients (86.2 %) had no anti-platelet medication and 36 patients (13.8 %) were on aspirin and clopidogrel. Aspirin and clopidogrel, taken all until 2 days prior to operation, were associated with a significantly higher postoperative blood loss (1840 mL [1230 - 3710] vs. 280 mL [185 - 765], p = 0.005 for one day and 850 mL [345 - 1725] vs. 277 mL [165 - 778], p = 0.026, for 2 days prior to surgery). The trend showed that patients in the study group received more platelet concentrates (PC: 5.3 % vs. 13.9 %, p = 0.067). The rate of reoperation for bleeding was not different ( p = 0.25). CONCLUSION: Aspirin and clopidogrel up to 2 days prior to CABG were associated with a significantly higher postoperative drainage loss.
C von Heymann; U Redlich; M Moritz; M Sander; O Vargas Hein; H Grubitzsch; W F Konertz; C Spies
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0171-6425     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-28     Completed Date:  2006-03-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903387     Medline TA:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  341-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Charité - University Hospital Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Aspirin / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects
Blood Transfusion
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Middle Aged
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects
Postoperative Hemorrhage / chemically induced*
Ticlopidine / administration & dosage,  adverse effects,  analogs & derivatives*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors; 50-78-2/Aspirin; 55142-85-3/Ticlopidine; 90055-48-4/clopidogrel

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