PBLD 5 : Current Status of Hemoglobin Free Blood Substitutes

@inproceedings{Spiess2009PBLD5,
  title={PBLD 5 : Current Status of Hemoglobin Free Blood Substitutes},
  author={Bruce D. Spiess and Nanhi Mitter},
  year={2009}
}
CASE #1: 80 year old female with a history of dypsnea on exertion (DOE) and syncope. Workup reveals aortic stenosis (AVA=0.8cm2) and normal coronary arteries by cardiac catheterization with moderate concentric hypertrophy and an EF of 50%. Her other PMH is unremarkable. She was advised by her cardiac surgeon to seek a preoperative anesthetic consultation because she joined the Watch Tower organization last year and became a Jehovah’s Witness. She refuses all blood products even in the face of… CONTINUE READING

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