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Perioperative myocardial ischemic episodes are related to hematocrit level in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy.

Authors
  • Hogue, C W Jr
  • Goodnough, L T
  • Monk, T G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Transfusion
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1998
Volume
38
Issue
10
Pages
924–931
Identifiers
PMID: 9767742
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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