Feb
2003

Heart rate increases linearly in response to acute isovolemic anemia.

Weiskopf RB, Feiner J, Hopf H, et al.
Transfusion 2003;43(2):235-240.
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Review by : Messmer K
NATA Review
From data collected in different earlier studies, the authors confirm their hypothesis that, in unmedicated healthy humans, heart rate increases linearly in response to acute isovolemic hemodilution. The authors also determine that the slope of the relationship between heart rate and hemoglobin is slightly greater for females than it is for males.

– Philippe Van der Linden