Author(s): VaraThorbeck R, GuerreroFernandez Marcote, VaraThorbeck R, GuerreroFernandez Marcote
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Abstract Moderate normovolemic hemodilution (MNH) is used in general surgery not only when major blood loss is anticipated but also as a prophylactic measure for the prevention of postoperative deep vein thrombosis. The hemodynamic effects of MNH (hematocrit value 27-29\%) with dextran 70 as diluent were evaluated in 50 patients undergoing major surgery (cholecystectomy or total hip arthroplasty). They were divided into two groups according to age: I less than 60; II greater than 60 years. Comparison of the results obtained in the two groups shows no significant difference between them, either before or after hemodilution. Our study shows that MNH is a safe procedure, not only in young patients but also in those over 60 years.
This article was published in Eur Surg Res
and referenced in Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion