Journal article

Perioperative Hemoglobin Trajectory in Adult Cardiac Surgical Patients.

David A Scott, Hon-Ming Andrew Tung, Reuben Slater

Journal of ExtraCorporeal Technology | Published : 2015

Abstract

Preoperative anemia and nadir hemoglobin (Hb) during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) have been identified as significant risk factors for blood transfusion during cardiac surgery. The aim of this study was to confirm the association between preoperative anemia, perioperative fluid management, and blood transfusion. In addition, the proportion of elective cardiac surgery patients presenting for surgery with anemia was identified to examine whether the opportunity exists for timely diagnosis and intervention. Data from referral until hospital discharge were comprehensively reviewed over a 12-month period for all nonemergency cardiac surgical patients operated on in our institution. Of the 342 pat..

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