Perioperative myocardial ischemic episodes are related to hematocrit level in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy.
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Oct 01, 1998
A hematocrit level < 28 percent is independently associated with risk for myocardial ischemia during and after noncardiac surgery. Avoidance of cardiac complications may require higher transfusion thresholds, closer attention to tachycardia, or better monitoring for ischemia.
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