The effect of cardiopulmonary bypass prime volume on the need for blood transfusion after pediatric cardiac surgery
The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 08/21/2012
Richmond ME et al. – Perioperative need for transfusion in pediatric cardiac surgical patients is independently related to the prime volume of the cardiopulmonary bypass circuit. It therefore seems prudent to minimize circuit prime volumes to avoid unnecessary use of blood products.