Rational approach to postoperative transfusion in high-risk patients.


An appropriate threshold for transfusion in patients with coronary artery disease has not been defined. Our purpose was to determine: (1) the effects of preoperative volume loading; (2) postoperative function and oxygen delivery (DO2); (3) an appropriate transfusion threshold based on observed DO2 in high-risk patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm… (More)


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