TITLE

Fatal thrombosis with activated factor VII in a paediatric patient on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

AUTHOR(S)
Chalwin, Richard P.; Tiruvoipati, Ravindranath; Peek, Giles J.
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Sep2008, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p685
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Abstract: Bleeding remains a potential complication for patients requiring extracorporeal life support systems. Recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) is one of the drugs used in controlling bleeding. Its use is generally found to be safe. We report a paediatric patient who developed fatal thrombosis with the use of rFVIIa whilst on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and discuss the possible factors that lead to fatal thrombosis.
ACCESSION #
33887368

 

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