publication . Article . 2003

Preoperative autologous plateletpheresis in patients undergoing open heart surgery.

Tomar Akhlesh; Tempe Deepak; Banerjee A; Hegde R; Cooper A; Khanna S;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2003 Journal: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia (issn: 0971-9784, eissn: 0974-5181, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Blood conservation is an important aspect of care provided to the patients undergoing cardiac operations with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). It is even more important in patients with anticipated prolonged CPB, redo cardiac surgery, patients having negative blood group and in patients undergoing emergency cardiac surgery. In prolonged CPB the blood is subjected to more destruction of important coagulation factors, in redo surgery the separation of adhesions leads to increased bleeding and difficulty in achieving the haemostasis and in patients with negative blood group and emergency operations, the availability of sufficient blood can be a problem. Harvesting the...
free text keywords: Anesthesiology, RD78.3-87.3, Diseases of the circulatory (Cardiovascular) system, RC666-701
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