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BACKGROUND An estimated 20% of allogeneic blood transfusions in the United States are associated with cardiac surgery. National consensus guidelines for allogeneic transfusion associated with(More)
Continuous estimation of cardiac output would be extremely useful for hemodynamic monitoring of patients in the operating room and intensive care settings. A recently developed echocardiographic(More)
OBJECTIVES No data exist regarding "the best" hematocrit value after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Transfusion practice varies, because neither an optimal hematocrit value nor a uniform(More)