Impact of red blood cell transfusion on clinical outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Aronson2008ImpactOR,
  title={Impact of red blood cell transfusion on clinical outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Doron Aronson and Eldad J Dann and Lilach Bonstein and Miry Blich and Michael R. Kapeliovich and Rafael Beyar and Walter Markiewicz and Haim Hammerman},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={102 2},
  pages={115-9}
}
Divergent views remain regarding the safety of treating anemia with red blood cell (RBC) transfusion in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We used a prospective database to study effect of RBC transfusion in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI; n = 2,358). Cox regression models were used to determine the association between RBC transfusion and 6-month outcomes, incorporating transfusion as a time-dependent variable. The models adjusted for baseline variables, propensity for… CONTINUE READING
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