The implications of blood transfusions for patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes: results from the CRUSADE National Quality Improvement Initiative.

@article{Yang2005TheIO,
  title={The implications of blood transfusions for patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes: results from the CRUSADE National Quality Improvement Initiative.},
  author={Xin Yang and Karen P Alexander and Anita Y. Chen and Matthew T. Roe and Ralph G. Brindis and Sunil V. Rao and W. Brian Gibler and E Magnus Ohman and Eric D. Peterson},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={46 8},
  pages={1490-5}
}
OBJECTIVES In a large contemporary population of patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE ACS), we sought to describe blood transfusion rates (overall and in patients who did not undergo coronary artery bypass grafting [CABG]), patient characteristics and practices associated with transfusion, variation among hospitals, and in-hospital outcomes in patients receiving transfusions. BACKGROUND The use of antithrombotic agents and invasive procedures reduces ischemic… CONTINUE READING

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