The anemic patient in the ICU: How much does the heart tolerate?

@article{Hrbert2001TheAP,
  title={The anemic patient in the ICU: How much does the heart tolerate?},
  author={P C H{\'e}rbert and Sharyn Szick},
  journal={Anasthesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie : AINS},
  year={2001},
  volume={36 Suppl 2},
  pages={S94-100}
}
Anemia in the critical care setting is a common condition frequently resulting in the use of red cell transfusions. Of particular concern are those anemic, critically ill patients with ischemic heart disease. This critically ill population may be predisposed to the adverse consequences of anemia, by the very nature of their underlying cardiac disease. However, they may also be more predisposed to the adverse consequences of RBC transfusion. Research to date has provided opposing views in terms… CONTINUE READING