Transfusion of blood during cardiac surgery is associated with higher long-term mortality in low-risk patients.


OBJECTIVE Numerous reports have emphasized the need for reduction in transfusions of allogeneic red blood cells (RBC) due to increased morbidity and mortality. Nevertheless, transfusion rates are still high in several cardiac surgery institutions. Reports on long-term survival after cardiac surgery and RBC transfusion are few. METHODS Data from the… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/ejcts/ezr242


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