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Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

Preoperative Patient Evaluation and Transfusion Risk Assessment

Blood loss and transfusion rates associated with transcatheter aortic valve replacement: recommendations for patients who refuse blood transfusion.

Binder RK, Barbanti M, Ye J, Toggweiler S, Tan J, Freeman M, Cheung A, Wood DA, Webb JG.

Source‎: Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2014;83(6):E221-6.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24402965

DOI‎: 10.1002/ccd.25389

Preparation of the patient for surgery.

Seeber P, Shander A.

Source‎: Basics of Blood Management, Second Edition. Chichester, West Sussex, [UK]; Wiley-Blackwell; 2013. p. 139-59.

Indexed‎: ISBN 978-0-470-67070-5

Major bleeding, transfusions, and anemia: the deadly triad of cardiac surgery.

Ranucci M, Baryshnikova E, Castelvecchio S, Pelissero G; Surgical and Clinical Outcome Research (SCORE) Group.

Source‎: Ann Thorac Surg 2013;96(2):478-85.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23673069

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.03.015

Association between bleeding events and in-hospital mortality after percutaneous coronary intervention.

Chhatriwalla AK, Amin AP, Kennedy KF, House JA, Cohen DJ, Rao SV, Messenger JC, Marso SP; National Cardiovascular Data Registry.

Source‎: JAMA 2013;309(10):1022-9.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23483177

DOI‎: 10.1001/jama.2013.1556

Preoperative hemostasis and its association with bleeding and blood component transfusion requirements in cardiopulmonary bypass surgery.

Emeklibas N, Kammerer I, Bach J, Sack FU, Hellstern P.

Source‎: Transfusion 2013;53(6):1226-34.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22934739

DOI‎: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2012.03885.x

The influence of baseline hemoglobin concentration on tolerance of anemia in cardiac surgery.

Karkouti K, Wijeysundera DN, Yau TM, McCluskey SA, van Rensburg A, Beattie WS.

Source‎: Transfusion 2008;48(4):666-72.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18194382

DOI‎: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2007.01590.x

A surgeon's guide to herbal supplements.

Tessier DJ, Bash DS.

Source‎: J Surg Res 2003;114(1):30-6.

Indexed‎: PubMed 13678695

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