Benefit from combining blood conservation measures in cardiac operations.

@article{Jones1991BenefitFC,
  title={Benefit from combining blood conservation measures in cardiac operations.},
  author={James W. Jones and R E Rawitscher and Thomas R. McLean and Arthur C. Beall and John Thornby},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1991},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={541-4; discussion 545-6}
}
Conventional blood conservation techniques have been insufficient to decrease transfusion needs in increasingly complex cardiac operations. To evaluate combinations of conservation techniques, 300 patients were divided into three equal groups. Group 1 had intraoperative autotransfusion and return of mediastinal drainage for 4 hours postoperatively. Group 2… CONTINUE READING