Bleeding complications during cardiac electronic device implantation in patients receiving antithrombotic therapy: is there any value of local tranexamic acid?

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BETON O., Saricam E., KAYA H., YÜCEL H., Dogdu O., TURGUT O. O., ...More

BMC CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS, vol.16, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12872-016-0251-1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Sivas Cumhuriyet University Affiliated: Yes


Background: The perioperative use of antithrombotic therapy is associated with increased bleeding risk after cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) implantation. Topical application of tranexamic acid (TXA) is effective in reducing bleeding complications after various surgical operations. However, there is no information regarding local TXA application during CIED procedures. The purpose of our study was to evaluate bleeding complications rates during CIED implantation with and without topical TXA use in patients receiving antithrombotic treatment.