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OBJECTIVE Tranexamic acid (TA), a synthetic antifibrinolytic drug, has been shown to reduce postoperative bleeding and the need for allogeneic blood transfusion in cardiac surgery. However, the optimal dose regimen of TA is still under debate. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a lower-dose TA regimen produced equivalent efficacy to its(More)
BACKGROUND Bleeding and the need for allogeneic transfusions are still problems after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) surgery. We therefore evaluated the effects of an antifibrinolytic, tranexamic acid, on postoperative bleeding and transfusion requirements in patients undergoing OPCAB surgery. METHODS Two hundred thirty-one consecutive(More)
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