Hemoglobin drift after cardiac surgery.

George TJ, Beaty CA, Kilic A, et al.
Ann Thorac Surg 2012;94:703-709.
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Review by : P. Van der Linden
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This retrospective review nicely emphasizes the need to take into account the kinetics of postoperative hemoglobin changes in cardiac surgery patients when evaluating the need for allogeneic transfusion in this population.

– Philippe Van der Linden

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