Table 2

Thromboelastograph measurements in 15 clinically healthy cats

Group

R

minutes

K

minutes

α

degrees

MA

mm

LY30

%*

LY60

%*


Native

Mean

10.06

3.55

49.23

50.83

0.18

2.97

Range

3.3-19.8

1.9-6.6

32.5-64.6

38.3-60.7

0.0-4.0

0.0-8.9

CV (%)

9.96

15.04

7.76

4.09

193.93

100.31


TF

Mean

7.46

2.85

53.20

52.41

0.30

4.25

Range

3.2-12.5

1.9-5.8

34.1-64.3

40.3-62.8

0.0-5.6

0.1-10.5

CV (%)

8.29

11.34

7.08

2.86

25.12

14.15


Kaolin

Mean

5.57

2.00

61.83

56.61

1.05

5.41

Range

2.4-9.5

1.2-3.9

45.5-73.5

46.8-66.1

0.0-9.0

1.1-13.1

CV (%)

6.42

14.80

3.65

2.57

17.54

12.10


Measurements were done without activator (native) as well as with tissue factor (TF) or kaolin as activators.

R = reaction time; K = clotting time; α = angle; MA = maximum amplitude; LY30 = clot lysis 30 min after MA is reached; LY60 = clot lysis 60 min after MA is reached.

Median.

*Mean, range and CV% calculated using the results obtained in 14 cats. TEG analyses on feline citrated whole blood in our department prior to this study have occasionally revealed a distinct TEG trace pattern showing increased LY values, a finding that has been encountered previously [16]. In this study the encountered pattern in question only appeared once leading to exclusion of the LY data of one cat.

Marschner et al. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2010 52:38   doi:10.1186/1751-0147-52-38

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