Jul
2002

Intraoperative low-volume acute normovolemic hemodilution in adult open-heart surgery.

Casati V, Speziali G, D’Alessandro C, et al.
Anesthesiology 2002;97(2):367-373.
NATA Rating :
Review by : Van der Linden P***; Messmer K****
NATA Review
In this prospective randomized study, intraoperative acute isovolemic hemodilution (ANH) was not associated with a reduction in the need for allogeneic blood transfusion. However, this study evaluated the contribution of low volume ( 500 mL) ANH as part of a blood conservation strategy rather than the efficacy of ANH itself.

– P. Van der Linden