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Strategies for blood conservation in pediatric cardiac surgery


Department of CTVS, Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Cardiothoracic Sciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Sarvesh Pal Singh
Department of CTVS, Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Cardiothoracic Sciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.191562

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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 705-716

 

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Cardiac surgery accounts for the majority of blood transfusions in a hospital. Blood transfusion has been associated with complications and major adverse events after cardiac surgery. Compared to adults it is more difficult to avoid blood transfusion in children after cardiac surgery. This article takes into account the challenges and emphasizes on the various strategies that could be implemented, to conserve blood during pediatric cardiac surgery.






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Department of CTVS, Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Cardiothoracic Sciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Sarvesh Pal Singh
Department of CTVS, Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Cardiothoracic Sciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.191562

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Cardiac surgery accounts for the majority of blood transfusions in a hospital. Blood transfusion has been associated with complications and major adverse events after cardiac surgery. Compared to adults it is more difficult to avoid blood transfusion in children after cardiac surgery. This article takes into account the challenges and emphasizes on the various strategies that could be implemented, to conserve blood during pediatric cardiac surgery.






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