Transfusion and haemostasis in cardiovascular surgery

Our group’s research focuses on monitoring of perioperative haemostasis with conventional and point-of-care viscoelastic devices.

We also aim to identify factors and circumstances that lead to a disturbance of perioperative haemostasis (e.g. plasma fibrinogen deficiency) in the high risk population undergoing different types of cardiovascular interventions and surgeries. Another focus is the reduction of the transfusion rate and early optimization of perioperative coagulation. In this context, we are investigating procedures for supply and delivery of blood and coagulation products.


Inselspital, Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Institute of Clinical Chemistry, ARTORG Center, University of Bern, and Institute of Anesthesiology and Pain Therapy, Heart and Diabetes Center NRW, Ruhr-University Bochum, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany.