oa South African Medical Journal - The use of heparinized blood in open-heart surgery - a review of 250 cases
|Article Title||The use of heparinized blood in open-heart surgery - a review of 250 cases|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 *Cape Provincial Blood Transfusion Services **University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Nov 1962|
|Pages||911 - 918|
|Keyword(s)||Cardiothoracic surgery, Haematology, Heparinized blood, Morbidity and Open-heart surgery|
A variety of anticoagulant-preservative solutions are available for the collection of donor blood intended for extracorporeal circulationï¿½ recently, pump oxygenators have been primed with the patient's own blood or with substitutes for blood. Fresh heparinized blood is, by common consent, the best priming fluid, but organizational problems in donor bleeding and laboratory management of pretransfusion blood-grouping tests have persuaded many centres to adopt other programmes for handling blood.
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