The Effect of Preoperative Anemia on the Outcome After Coronary Surgery

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Preoperative anemia is associated with increased morbidity and mortality after cardiac surgery. Since anemia is ultimately treated with red blood cell transfusions, we investigated the independent impact of anemia and transfusion on the outcome after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). This study included 2761 consecutive patients who underwent isolated… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00268-017-3911-0

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