From the Literature


Published: Apr 2016

Intraoperative anemia and single red blood cell transfusion during cardiac surgery: an assessment of postoperative outcome including patients refusing blood transfusion.
Hogervorst EK, Rosseel PM, van de Watering LM, et al.
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2016;30:363-372.
Pub Med
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C. von Heymann


This study by Hogervorst et al. is an extensive database analysis that has some methodological problems which were appropriately addressed by the authors. Reading of the article is recommended as the results are indeed new with regard to the outcome of anaemic Jehovah's Witness patients in cardiac surgery.

- Christian von Heymann