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Transfusion of sex-mismatched and non–leukocyte-depleted red blood cells in cardiac surgery increases mortality

Saturday, June 4, 2016

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Source Name: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


Henrik Bjursten, Alain Dardashti, Jonas Björk, Per Wierup, Lars Algotsson, Per Ederoth

The authors analyzed long-term outcomes after cardiac surgery in nearly 10,000 patients to evaluate the mortality risk of blood transfusion.  Sex-mismatched transfusion increased mortality, and use of non-leukocyte-depleted blood was associated with increased mortality.  The age of the blood productes was not related to mortality.


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