Retrograde autologous priming of the cardiopulmonary bypass circuit reduces blood transfusion after coronary artery surgery.
Ann Thorac Surg 2002;73(6):1912-1918.
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Review by : Van der Linden P
This article confirms previous studies showing that a reduction of the bypass circuit priming volume can be associated with a reduction in allogeneic blood use. This beneficial effect is related to a lower degree of hemodilution reached during and immediately after the cardiopulmonary bypass.
– P. Van der Linden