Thromboelastography: a tool for measuring hypercoagulability, hypocoagulability, and fibrinolysis
Article first published online: 10 MAR 2005
Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Volume 15, Issue 1, pages 9–16, March 2005
How to Cite
Donahue, S. M. and Otto, C. M. (2005), Thromboelastography: a tool for measuring hypercoagulability, hypocoagulability, and fibrinolysis. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 15: 9–16. doi: 10.1111/j.1476-4431.2005.04025.x
- Issue published online: 10 MAR 2005
- Article first published online: 10 MAR 2005
- disseminated in travascular coagulation;
Objective: To describe the technique of thromboelastography (TEG) and review the applications of this coagulation test in humans and small animals.
Data sources: Data sources included scientific reviews and original research publications.
Human data synthesis: TEG in humans has been used for documentation of hypercoagulable and hypocoagulable states and has been shown to be beneficial in patient management.
Veterinary data synthesis: Clinical evaluation of TEG in veterinary medicine is limited; however, recent reports have documented evidence of hypercoagulability in dogs with parvovirus and protein-losing nephropathy. Additionally, many of the research models may be relevant to veterinary patients.
Conclusions: TEG provides information about coagulation that is not available through routine coagulation tests. The application of TEG monitoring to veterinary patients shows promise; however, prospective clinical studies are needed.