Preoperative hematocrit is a powerful predictor of adverse outcomes in coronary artery bypass graft surgery: a report from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database.

@article{Williams2013PreoperativeHI,
  title={Preoperative hematocrit is a powerful predictor of adverse outcomes in coronary artery bypass graft surgery: a report from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database.},
  author={Matthew Leighton Williams and Xia He and James S. Rankin and Mark S. Slaughter and James S. Gammie},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={96 5},
  pages={
          1628-34; discussion 1634
        }
}
BACKGROUND Small series have identified a relationship between preoperative hematocrit (HCT) and outcomes in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Adult Cardiac Surgery Database (ACSD) began collecting preoperative HCT data in 2008. In this study, analyses were performed to determine the impact of preoperative HCT on perioperative morbidity and mortality among patients undergoing isolated CABG. METHODS Data were collected on 182,599 patients who… CONTINUE READING

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