The perioperative use of blood components during heart and heart-lung transplantation.


Perioperative blood usage during 172 heart transplants (HTs) and 100 heart-lung transplants (HTLs) performed at the same center during 1986 and 1989 was reviewed. In 1986, 79 HTs were performed with a median (interquartile range) blood component use of 12 (range, 8-20) units, of which 6 (range, 4-8) constituted red cell components. The use of blood… (More)


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