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Acute hemodilution in a chronic polycythemic patient may be deleterious.

This case report showed that chronic polycythemia could be associated with peripheral shunting that might reduce patient’s tolerance to acute isovolemic hemodilution. – P. Van der Linden. The authors have seen the deleterious effects of diluting a patient from an initial hematocrit (Hct) of 59% down to a Hct of 30%. This information is very […]