Apr
2013

Risk factors and outcomes in transfusion-associated circulatory overload.

Murphy EL, Kwaan N, Looney MR, et al.
Am J Med 2013;126:357 e329-338.
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Review by : P. Van der Linden
NATA Review

This case-control study confirms that transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO) is associated with both increased mortality and morbidity. Factors associated with an increased incidence of TACO were identified. If confirmed in further studies, they should be integrated in predictive algorithms leading to transfusion practice modifications in the “at-risk” population.

– Philippe Van der Linden