shed mediastinal blood salvage

shed mediastinal blood salvage

The reinfusion of blood lost into the mediastinal field during coronary revascularisation surgery, which reduces the need for allogeneic blood by up to 50%.
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shed mediastinal blood salvage

Heart surgery The reinfusion of blood lost into the mediastinal field of operation during coronary revascularization surgery; SMBS ↓ allogeneic blood needs by 50%. See Autologous transfusion, Intraoperative blood salvage.
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