"TITRe"ing the approach to transfusions after cardiac surgery.

@article{Spertus2015TITReingTA,
  title={"TITRe"ing the approach to transfusions after cardiac surgery.},
  author={John A. Spertus},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={372 11},
  pages={
          1069-70
        }
}
  • J. Spertus
  • Published 11 March 2015
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
Cardiac surgery is a common, high-risk procedure performed on patients who are vulnerable to ischemic complications, including myocardial infarction, sepsis, stroke, and death. These patients often have myriad coexisting conditions that further raise their risk. Given the underlying clinical circumstances warranting cardiac surgery in the first place, the goal of maximizing oxygenation by maintaining adequate hemoglobin levels seems straightforward. Anemia is readily correctable by means of… 
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