Dr Annemarie Docherty BMJ abstract
Our systematic review shows that there is an increased risk of acute coronary syndrome with a restrictive blood transfusion threshold in patients with co-existing cardiovascular disease. We therefore recommend the use of a more liberal transfusion trigger of at least 80g/l for patients with both acute and chronic cardiovascular disease.
Dr Annemarie Docherty's BMJ video abstract:
The impact of restrictive versus liberal transfusion strategies on patient outcomes in patients with cardiovascular disease excluding those undergoing cardiac surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
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