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Newly donated blood reduced complications after cardiac surgery

October 31, 2014

Patients undergoing cardiac surgery experienced a lower rate of complications when receiving blood donated within 14 days, according to data presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress.

Researchers analyzed patients who underwent non-emergency cardiac surgery and stayed in the hospital for less than 30 days from 2005 to September 2013 at the New Brunswick Heart Centre, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Newly donated blood reduced complications after cardiac surgery

October 31, 2014
Patients undergoing cardiac surgery experienced a lower rate of complications when receiving blood donated within 14 days, according to data…
In the Journals

Strict glycemic targets should be 'abandoned' for patients undergoing cardiac surgery

October 29, 2014
Patients undergoing cardiac surgery showed similar mean perioperative glucose values but improved
Trial Scorecards

Trial Scorecard: COPPS-2

Cardiology Today, November 2014
Study of perioperative use of oral colchicine in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.
In the Journals

Stenting performed similar to endarterectomy in symptomatic carotid stenosis

October 14, 2014
Among patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis, stenting was comparable to endarterectomy in terms of long-term functional outcome and risk for…
Meeting News Coverage

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