Restrictive transfusion is non-inferior to liberal approach during cardiac surgery
AHA 2017 - Anaheim, CA, USA
AHA 2017 Comparison of two triggers for RBC transfusion showed that a restrictive strategy was non-inferior to a liberal transfusion approach in moderate to high risk patients.
This 3-minute education provides a summary of just presented scientific data, recorded during the AHA 2017 congress. The objective is to provide a brief commentary and potential implications of these findings.
C. David Mazer is Associate Scientist in the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, University of Toronto (Toronto, Ont, Canada). His research is focussed on cardiac anesthesia en critical care, with an emphasis on perioperative blood conservation, cardiac physiology and metabolism and perioperative organ protection.
- Our reporting is based on the information provided at the AHA 2017 congress -