Restricting blood transfusion in anaemic heart attack patients to those with very low haemoglobin levels saves blood with no negative impact on clinical outcomes, a European study has shown. The REALITY trial compared a restrictive vs liberal transfusion policy in 668 patients during hospital admission with acute MI and anaemia (haemoglobin 100 g/L or below, ...
Ischaemic heart disease
Restrictive blood transfusion strategy supported for MI patients with anaemia
By Michael Woodhead
17 Sep 2020