Myocardial ischaemia precipitated by acute normovolaemic haemodilution TRANSFUSION MEDICINE Carvalho, B., Ridler, B. M., Thompson, J. F., Telford, R. J. 2003; 13 (3): 165-168


Acute normovolaemic haemodilution (ANH) is widely used as part of a blood conservation strategy to minimize the use of allogenic blood in the peri-operative period. Its role has not been proven in a prospective randomized trial. The potential benefits must not blind clinicians to the possible hazards. We report a life-threatening complication of ANH prior to induction of anaesthesia for aortic aneurysm repair.

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