Dr. Isabelle Blais-Normandin
Transfusion Medicine Physician Trainee
University of British Columbia
1. Explain the pathophysiology associated with bleeding post rt-PA.
2. List the advantages and disadvantages of using fibrinogen concentrate or cryoprecipitate.
3. Prescribe the initial treatment of an intracranial hemorrhage post-rt-PA.
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4. Callum J, Farkouh M, Scales D and al. Effect of fibrinogen concentrate vs cryoprecipitate on blood component transfusion after cardiac surgery- The FIBRES randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2019: 322(20); 1966-1976
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