Blood transfusions during heart surgery increase risk of pneumonia

27 enero 2015

Patients who receive red blood cell transfusions during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery are at an increased risk of developing pneumonia, researchers report. «Patients should receive red blood cell transfusions based on clinical need,» an investigator noted. «Surgical teams may have opportunities to reduce the need for transfusions among patients, thereby reducing the risk of secondary complications.»
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