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Autologous, Not Hemorrhage! The Use of ANH in Cardiac Surgery

Wanderer, Jonathan P. MD, MPhil; Nathan, Naveen MD

doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000001760
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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (jon.wanderer@vanderbilt.edu)

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (n-nathan@northwestern.edu)

The Infographic is composed by Jonathan P. Wanderer, MD, MPhil, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (jon.wanderer@vanderbilt.edu), and Naveen Nathan, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (n-nathan@northwestern.edu).

Illustration by Naveen Nathan, MD.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Acute, normovolemic hemodilution is an important procedure that can be utilized to reduce dependency on allogenic transfusion. In this infographic, we explore recent evidence that points to the utility of acute, norovolemic hemodilution in reducing blood loss and allogenic transfusion in cardiac surgery.1

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1. Barile L, Fominsky E, Di Tomasso N, et al. Acute normovolemic hemodilution reduces allogeneic red blood cell transfusion in cardiac surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials. Anesth Analg. 2017;124:743–752.
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