[Cardiac surgery in Jehovah's Witnesses. Experience in Santander, Spain].

Abstract

As patients who are Jehovah's Witnesses are against blood transfusion, they are difficult to manage when a cardiac intervention is required. Between 1998 and 2004, all Jehovah's Witness patients with an indication for cardiac surgery (n=10) were operated on by the same multidisciplinary team. The mean fall in hematocrit was 30% during cardiopulmonary bypass… (More)

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