Anesthetic management for ascending aorta replacement in a patient who refused autologous transfusion for religious reasons

Abstract

We report on the anesthetic management of a 69-year-old female Jehovah’s Witness undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass to replace the ascending aorta; the patient refused transfusion of stored autologous or allogeneic blood products for religious reasons. The strategy involved preoperative hematopoiesis with recombinant human erythropoietin and iron… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00540-009-0764-1

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@article{Obara2009AnestheticMF, title={Anesthetic management for ascending aorta replacement in a patient who refused autologous transfusion for religious reasons}, author={Shinju Obara and Masayuki Nakagawa and Shinichiro Takahashi and Masahiko Akatu and Tsuyoshi Isosu and Masahiro Murakawa}, journal={Journal of Anesthesia}, year={2009}, volume={23}, pages={436-438} }