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doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000005
Case Reports: Case Report

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in 2 Thrombophilic Patients with Protein S Deficiency

Hsu, Yen-Michael S. MD, PhD; Despotis, George J. MD

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In this report, we review 2 cases of coronary revascularization in patients with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease and preoperative protein S deficiency, an established hypercoagulable condition. In an attempt to normalize protein S levels, fresh frozen plasma was used as the priming fluid for the cardiopulmonary bypass circuit before the initiation of extracorporeal circulation. On the basis of a low risk of bleeding and the theoretical risk of thrombosis, neither patient received intraoperative antifibrinolytic treatment nor did they develop perioperative thrombotic complications.

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