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Number and Type of Blood Products Are Negatively Associated With Outcomes After Cardiac Surgery

Thursday, March 17, 2022

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Niv Ad, MD Paul S. Massimiano, MD Anthony J. Rongione, MD Bradley Taylor, MD, MPH Stefano Schena, MD Diane Alejo, BA Clifford E. Fonner, BA Rawn Salenger, MD Glenn Whitman, MD Thomas S. Metkus, MD Sari D. Holmes, PhD

The link between blood transfusion and adverse outcome is well noted in cardiac surgery. However, the rising significance of each unit transfused, whether red blood cell (RBC) or non-RBC, is not fully known. This study looked at the relationship of patient outcomes with the type and number of blood product units transfused.

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