Thromboelastography maximum amplitude as an early predictor of disseminated intravascular coagulation in patients with heatstroke

CONCLUSIONS: MA < 45.4 mm in patients with heatstroke may predict elevated risk of DIC. HighlightsPatients with heatstroke-induced disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) has high mortality.A retrospective, single-center study was performed to investigate the ability of thromboelastography (TEG) to predict DIC associated with heatstroke.The maximum amplitude (MA) value of TEG decreased significantly with the increase of DIC score.MA < 45.4 mm was firstly demonstrated to an independent predictor of heatstroke-induced DIC.PMID:35465816 | DOI:10.1080/02656736.2022.2066206
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research