Definitive global transfusion study supports patient safety, positive patient outcomes

Lower thresholds for blood transfusions during cardiac surgery have proven to be safe and provide good patient outcomes compared to traditional thresholds, according to the largest research study ever performed in this area. The lower or "restrictive" threshold also can help reduce the amount of blood transfused and money spent for each procedure.

Definitive global transfusion study supports patient safety, positive patient outcomes

Lower thresholds for blood transfusions during cardiac surgery have proven to be safe and provide good patient outcomes compared to traditional thresholds, according to the largest research ...

Mon 13 Nov 17 from Medical Xpress

Definitive global transfusion study supports patient safety, positive patient outcomes, Mon 13 Nov 17 from Eurekalert

Fewer heart surgery patients may have to be exposed to blood transfusions, researchers say

Not as many heart surgery patients may need to be exposed to the potential dangers of blood transfusions, according to a new study that researchers say may change current practice.

Mon 13 Nov 17 from Medical Xpress

Study finds less blood can be used in heart operations

Heart surgery requires more blood transfusions than almost any other surgical procedure.

Mon 13 Nov 17 from Medical Xpress

Op-Ed: Liberal Transfusion in Heart Surgery 'Unnecessary and Wasteful'

(MedPage Today) -- Gaetano Paone, MD, on the TRICS trial

Mon 13 Nov 17 from MedPageToday

AHA: Restrictive Blood Transfusion OK for Select Patients

(MedPage Today) -- Stricter approach deemed noninferior to liberal strategy in cardiac surgery

Sun 12 Nov 17 from MedPageToday

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