The efficacy of postoperative autotransfusion in patients undergoing cardiac operations.

Abstract

The efficacy of postoperative autotransfusion in lowering the requirement for banked-blood transfusion was studied in two groups, each having 168 patients, who underwent cardiac operations between April, 1979, and May, 1980. A Sorenson autotransfusion system was available for use in the autotransfusion group, whereas the control group received routine… (More)

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@article{Johnson1983TheEO, title={The efficacy of postoperative autotransfusion in patients undergoing cardiac operations.}, author={R. G. Johnson and Karen Rosenkrantz and Robert A. Preston and Claudia I. Hopkins and Willard M. Daggett}, journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery}, year={1983}, volume={36 2}, pages={173-9} }