The effects of phlebotomy, hemodilution and autologous transfusion on systemic oxygenation and whole blood utilization in open heart surgery.

Abstract

Blood utilization in 400 consecutive adult patients undergoing a wide variety of cardiovascular operations requiring cardiopulmonary bypass was documented following institution of: 1) complete oxygenator hemodilution; 2) intraoperative phlebotomy and autologous transfusion; 3) infusion of residual oxygenator red cells; and 4) use of reconstituted frozen… (More)

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