Transfusion of fresh but not old stored blood reduces infarct size and improves cardiac function after acute myocardial infarction in anemic rats*.

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OBJECTIVES We recently demonstrated that transfusion of fresh blood to 100 g/L hemoglobin in anemic animals offers cardioprotection after acute myocardial infarction. The objective of this study was to compare the cardioprotective effects of fresh vs. stored blood when transfused in anemic rats after acute myocardial infarction. STUDY DESIGN Randomized… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3182376e84

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