Intraoperative moderate acute normovolemic hemodilution associated with a comprehensive blood-sparing protocol in off-pump coronary surgery.

Casati V, Benussi S, Sandrelli L, Grasso MA, Spagnolo S, D'Angelo A
Anesth Analg 2004;98(5):1217-1223.
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This prospective randomized single blind study nicely demonstrated that the addition of moderate acute normovolemic hemodilution to a comprehensive and standardized blood conservation strategy could further reduce the need for allogeneic blood in patients undergoing off pump coronary surgery.

– Philippe Van der Linden

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