Influence of a new hydroxyethylstarch preparation (HES 130/ 0.4) on coagulation in cardiac surgical patients.

Haisch G, Boldt J, Krebs C, Suttner S, Lehmann A, Isgro F
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2001;15(3):316-321.
Review by : Monty Mythen
NATA Review
Note that volumes of Gelatine and Starch required to maintain CVP are no different between two groups, suggesting that the two solutions are equally effective as plasma volume expanders. However, study has little statistical power with regards to volumes of fluids administered, blood loss or blood/blood product usage.

– M. Mythen.

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