Eficacia del factor VII activado en la hemorragia poscirugía cardíaca y oxigenación con membrana extracorpórea

  1. Jesús López Herce Cid
  2. Gema Arriola Pereda
  3. José Luis Zunzunegui
  4. Kay Boris Brandstrup
Journal:
Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría ( AEP )

ISSN: 1695-4033 1696-4608

Year of publication: 2005

Volume: 62

Issue: 5

Pages: 471-474

Type: Article

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SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2005
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.18
  • Best Quartile: Q3
  • Area: Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 156/248

Abstract

A 4-year-old girl suffered severe postoperative chest tube drainage bleeding after cardiac transplant surgery requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Transfusions of platelets and fresh frozen plasma failed to decrease the bleeding. At 2.5 hours a dose of 180 mcg/kg of recombinant activated Factor VII was administered. The hemorrhage decreased from 45 ml/kg/h in the first 2.5 hours to 17 ml/kg/h in the next 2.5 hours. The same dose of recombinant activated Factor VII was dministered and the hemorrhage suddenly decreased to 1.5 ml/kg/h in the next 2.5 hours, with subsequent disappearance. No adverse events related to activated Factor VII were observed. Recombinant activated Factor VII may be useful in some cases of severe postoperative bleeding in children after cardiac surgery. Randomized controlled studies are needed to confirm its safety and efficacy, and to evaluate the most suitable dose.