[The efficacy of using blood-saving technologies in operations on the heart and aorta].

Abstract

Application of blood-saving methods during open-heart and aorta surgeries is discussed as exemplified by 86 patients. Platelet-rich plasma was prepared before surgery and infused during heart valve replacement, which decreased the postoperative blood loss 1.5 times. Reinfusion of patient's blood during aortocoronary shunting decreased the need in fluid replacement by 67% and utilization of the Cell Saver device in surgery on the aorta decreased the needed amount of donor blood by 50%.

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@article{Levit2000TheEO, title={[The efficacy of using blood-saving technologies in operations on the heart and aorta].}, author={Alena Levit and T L Buldakova and P V Shalin and V A Sukhanov and K B Nikitin and Alexander Smekhov and Ludmila Zharkova and Igor Trofimov}, journal={Anesteziologiia i reanimatologiia}, year={2000}, volume={3}, pages={21-3} }