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Guidelines for Perioperative Blood Transfusion and Conservation in Cardiac Surgery: Lessons and Challenges

Hessel, Eugene A. II MD, FACS*; Levy, Jerrold H. MD, FAHA

doi: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e3181fbb386
Analgesia: Research Reports

From the *Department of Anesthesiology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky; and Department of Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.

Disclosure: The authors report no conflicts of interest.

Jerrold H. Levy is section Editor of Hemostasis and Transfusion Medicine for the Journal. The manuscript was handled by Charles W. Hogue, Jr., Associate Editor-in-Chief for Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, and Dr. Levy was not involved in any way with the editorial process or decision.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Eugene A. Hessel, II, MD, FACS, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Kentucky, 800 Rose St., Lexington, KY 40536. Address e-mail to

Accepted August 24, 2010

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