Management of blood transfusion in aortic valve surgery: impact of a blood conservation strategy.

@article{Yaffee2014ManagementOB,
  title={Management of blood transfusion in aortic valve surgery: impact of a blood conservation strategy.},
  author={David W Yaffee and Deane E Smith and Patricia A Ursomanno and Fredrick T Hill and Aubrey C. Galloway and Abe DeAnda and Eugene A Grossi},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={97 1},
  pages={95-101}
}
BACKGROUND There are limited data in the literature concerning the effect of a blood conservation strategy (BCS) on aortic valve replacement (AVR) patients. METHODS From 2007 to 2011, 778 patients underwent AVR at a single institution. During this period, a multidisciplinary BCS was initiated with emphasis on limiting intraoperative hemodilution, tolerance of perioperative anemia, and blood management education for the cardiac surgery care providers. RESULTS Mortality was 3.0% (23 of 778… CONTINUE READING

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