Cardiac surgery is one of the largest consumer of blood and blood products in medicine. The transfusion rate in cardiac surgery accounts to almost 40-90%. Although lifesaving, it still increases the risk of allergic reactions, risk of transmission of infection, increased morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to find out causes of anaemia and requirement of blood or blood products in cardiac surgical patients.
Keywords: Anaemia, Blood transfusion.
How to cite this article: Badge VS, Skinner H. Transfusion Requirements in Anemic Patients undergoing Cardiac Surgery. Res Inno in Anesth 2017;2(1):26-27.
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