ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Preoperative anemia in cardiovascular surgery patients
Sevil Özkan1, Mehmet Kaplan2, Özlem Tarçın1, Hatice Betül Erer3, Ahmet Yavuz Balcı2, İbrahim Yekeler2
1Departments of Internal Medicine, Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul
2Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul
3Departments of Cardiology, Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul
Anemia is the most commonly encountered hematological condition during the preoperative evaluation of the cardiovascular surgery patients. Preoperative anemia is associated with an increase in morbidity and mortality in patients who undergo cardiac surgery. In addition, it is the most important determinant of perioperative blood transfusion, with its many risks and side effects. Therefore, determining and treating the reason of preoperative anemia may resolve post-surgical untoward results. Future studies are warranted to determine whether the treatment for anemia administrated before the cardiovascular surgery will resolve postoperative untoward results.
Keywords : Anemia/etiology/therapy; blood transfusion; cardiopulmonary bypass/adverse effects; comorbidity; coronary artery bypass/method; Infection/etiology; postoperative complications
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