Corporation, Niles, Illinois) is a modification of the standard thromboelastography that measures clot viscoelasticity as a measure of platelet aggregation with different agonists.
TEG was carried out with apparatus TEG 5000 (Haemoscope
Corporation, United States).
Thromboelastography was performed with a computerized thromboelastograph (TEG 5000 Hemostasis Analyzer, Haemoscope
Corporation, Niles, IL, USA) 60 minutes after the sampling.
These samples were sent to the hemostasis laboratory and thromboelastography was performed within 3 h after blood collection according to the manufacture's instruction (TEG 5000, Haemoscope
Corporation, Heamoscope, illinois, USA) by trained technicians of the hospital.
Prior to the termination of CPB, a thromboelastograph (TEG) (Haemoscope
Corp, IL) was performed.
We used citrated whole blood reactivated with calcium chloride and stimulated with kaolin for the measurement of [MA.sub.thrombin], as recommended by Haemoscope
, whereas Bliden et al.
Thrombo--elastograms were performed at baseline on a sub-population (N=11) using the Haemoscope
Corporation TEG Hemostasis analyser.
's Thrombelastograph (TEG) Coagulation Analyzer monitors the thrombodynamic properties of blood as it is induced to clot under a low-shear environment resembling sluggish venous flow.
Blood samples stored in 3.2% trisodium citrate were evaluated by TEG within 30 to 120 minutes of collection (TEG 500 Thromboelastograph, Haemoscope
, Niles, 1L, USA) by using the kaolincitrate technique according to the manufacturer's recommendations.
According to the manufacturer's protocol (Haemoscope
Corporation TEG[R], Illinois, USA), 340 [micro]l of blood was pipetted into a pre-warmed TEG analysis cup.