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Heart Health

13 October 2010

Heart Surgery Patients Do Fine With Fewer Blood Transfusions: Study

But transfusion rates vary widely around the nation, a second study finds

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In the first study, researchers in Brazil divided 502 cardiac surgery patients into two groups: one received blood transfusions when the hemoglobin concentrations in their blood fell to 30 percent. The other group received blood transfusions when their hemoglobin levels dropped to 24 percent.

 

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