Pulsed venous flow pattern with hemodilution

T. Bombardini, B. Borghi, L. Lorenzini, E. Pignotti, G. C. Caroli

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Venous flow pattern changes and venous flow were assessed in relation to the degree of hemodilution. Femoral vein flow was measured with a duplex scanner in two groups of 11 patients 20 days and 5 days preoperatively, and 1 day postoperatively. In group I, hemodilution was used and patients gave three autologous blood predonations between day 20 and day 5. Perioperative blood loss was reintegrated by electrolyte solution. In group II, hemodilution was not used and autologous blood predonations were not carried out. These patients received a perioperative homologous blood transfusion of 800 mL. Hemoglobin was lower on day 5 (11.3 ± 1.4 vs 13.1 ± 1 g/dL, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-129
Number of pages7
JournalVascular Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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