Effects of Cardiopulmonary Bypass Circuit Shortening on Transfusion Reduction: A Retrospective Cohort Study in the Cardiac Surgery Patients

Atilgan K., Demirdas E.

IRANIAN RED CRESCENT MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.21, no.7, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier


Background: Hemodilution anemia, due to the use of crystalloid liquids during the preparation of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) circuits, results in the increased number of RBC, which may lead to hemolysis, acute pulmonary injury, allergic reactions, metabolic and coagulative abnormalities, volume overload, alloimmunization, immunosuppression, graft versus host reaction, and a remarkable increase in hospitalization costs.