Author(s): Kjaergard HK, WeisFogh US, Thiis JJ
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Abstract To salvage patients' blood and improve hemostasis in cardiac operations, autologous fibrin glue was prepared in a new way by means of ethanol from pericardial blood. The yield from 44 mL of blood was 2.1 +/- 0.7 mL (mean +/- standard deviation) of fibrinogen concentrate with a concentration of 25.1 +/- 7.5 mg/mL; 2.7 mL of two-component glue was obtained after the addition of thrombin solution. The glue has the advantages of safety from transmission of viral diseases and from immunologic reactions.
This article was published in Ann Thorac Surg
and referenced in Journal of Bioengineering & Biomedical Science