Risk factors reducing blood transfusion requirements in pediatric open heart surgery after introduction of vacuum assisted circuits.


OBJECTIVES Open heart surgery without homologous blood transfusion remains difficult in children. The introduction of vacuum-assisted cardiopulmonary bypass circuits to reduce priming volume for pediatric patients has improved the percentage of transfusion-free operations. We retrospectively analyzed blood transfusion risk factors to further reduce blood… (More)


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