Sep
2002

How effective is acute normovolaemic haemodilution in femoro-distal bypass surgery?

Spark JI, Chetter IC, Kester RC, Scott DJA
Cardiovasc Surg 2002;10(5):460-463.
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Review by : Van der Linden P
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This case control cohort study reports that the efficacy of acute normovolemic hemodilution as a blood conservation technique appears limited due to the usually poor clinical status of patients undergoing femoro-distal bypass grafts.

– Philippe Van der Linden