No Significant Association Between the Transfusion of Small Volumes of Leukocyte-Depleted Red Blood Cells and Mortality Over 7 Years of Follow-up in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis

No Significant Association Between the Transfusion of Small Volumes of Leukocyte-Depleted Red Blood Cells and Mortality Over 7 Years of Follow-up in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis

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Background:

"The impact of red blood cell (RBC) transfusion on long-term clinical outcome is controversial."1

 


1. Koster A, Zittermann A, Börgermann J, Gummert JF.
Anesth Analg. 2017 Oct 19. [Epub ahead of print]

 

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