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Risks Associated With the Transfusion of Various Blood Products in Aortic Valve Replacement

Thursday, August 1, 2013

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Henrik Bjursten, Faleh Al-Rashidi, Alain Dardashti, Björn Brondén, Lars Algotsson, Per Ederoth

This retrospective single center study assessed the efects of transfusion on outcomes after aortic valve replacement in over 1300 patients.  Long-term survival was unaffected by transfusion of red blood cells or platelets.  However, transfusion of plasma was associated with a modest but significant decrease in long-term survival. 

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