Preoperative Anemia in Cardiac Operation: Does Hemoglobin Tell the Whole Story?

Preoperative Anemia in Cardiac Operation: Does Hemoglobin Tell the Whole Story?

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Background:

"Preoperative anemia, defined by hemoglobin level, is associated with elevated risk after cardiac operation. Better understanding of anemia requires characterization beyond this. This investigation focuses on red cell size and its association with patient characteristics and outcomes after cardiac operation."1


1. Preoperative Anemia in Cardiac Operation: Does Hemoglobin Tell the Whole Story?
Dai L, Mick SL, McCrae KR, Houghtaling PL, Sabik JF 3rd et al.
Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jan;105(1):100-107

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